Paul Nicklen Photographs the Colorado River as It Etches Itself Like Veiny Branches into the Landscape

“Arterial Poetry”

It is a common understanding in writing studies that to recount a disastrous event in literal and graphic detail may damper the purpose of the story by pushing the reader away. In order to elicit experiential feelings, writers often learn to employ tools and strategies such as metaphor, poeticism, and structure. This could also be understood as an exercise in empathy because rather than force the reader to feel by summarizing the experience for them, the writer creates an environment where one can reach for closeness and camaraderie in their own ways.

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@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson)
The images are interesting because the rivers and their tributaries resemble trees.
2 months ago