Szymborska quotation

. . . whatever we might think of its expanses pierced by the rays of stars surrounded by planets we’ve just begun to discover, planets already dead? still dead? we just don’t know; whatever we might think of this measureless theatre to which we’ve got reserved tickets, but tickets whose lifespan is laughably short, bounded as it is by two arbitrary dates; whatever else we might think of this world–it is astonishing.

–W. Szymborska

welcome to many arrows

This site highlights the works of J. Celan Smith and Seth Grube and the handwritten correspondence they established and have maintained over their years of friendship.  Many Arrows is the name of a specific notebook that the two artist-philosophers passed between themselves while living in Asheville, North Carolina.  Its content contains musings on poetry, art, philosophy, the environment, technology and society as well as relationships and personal challenges.  This site will publish Many Arrows along with the voluminous correspondence between the two while living in separate places.  In addition, it features poetry and essays by each artist created throughout the years as well as new works that are constantly emerging.