I answered my own "PEN Ten" in my final installment for the politically-inspired Proustian questionnaire series, which continues with new guest editors as I increase my leisure:
Obsessions are influences—what are yours?
Gaze, the hedonistic luxury of smoking, fur on bare skin, taxis in unfamiliar cities, the brightness of stars as night falls in the desert, cloth napkins, elaborate fastenings, extremely rich pleasures in very small quantities. Just a few.
20x200, my favorite site for budding collectors (and a popular source of new treasures, both for myself and others, interviewed me in their 5+5 series:
2) Studio, All Over Coffee #392, by Paul Madonna
One of the things that I like most about old paintings is the fact that they ask the viewer to do some work, decode the references, and understand the relationship between the elements and their sophisticated interplay of meaning. I speak to audiences at conferences and universities several times a year about publishing in the digital age, and this year, I've resolved to avoid the terms "authenticity," "storytelling," and "community" (unless it refers to a physical place). Why? Because, as this eloquent composition reminds us in an aside that, upon reflection, sums up the whole enterprise, I am not an industry. Neither are you.
And in Rob Fields' Dynamics 15 project on 2015's trends, I discussed the idea of reactionary eloquence as one possibility.