‘Adumbrated pro-
cess’ (Heaney on Maritain):

of the between, ab-
solutes recessed in the ‘Un-
conscious’ (Hui-neng),

accessed by ‘cunning
passivity’ (Verlyn Klink-
enborg)—-footnotes to

the ‘aesthetic hap-
ening’ (Desmond), a silent
cloud of witnesses.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Portland OR and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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