The Thread is La Piccioletta Barca’s bi-weekly essayistic column, where writers are given the liberty to explore their ideas over a series of articles. Departing from the stimulus format of our monthly issues, ‘threads’ of articles in this column are woven together either thematically or stylistically. The Thread takes its name from Pope’s Essay on Man:
“The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line”
On Poetic Creation
by Nacho Oliden
On Loss and Solitude
by Pamela Mandell
Ruminations on the natural cycles of life and death inspired by the bildungsroman of a life companion.
On Writers and Writing
by Geoffrey Heptonstall
An investigation of the writer’s challenges in accepting reality and the inevitability of change in order to discover the truth.
When There Is Nothing
On Philosophical Thought
by Facundo Rodriguez
An exploration of the abstraction of modern thought and its interaction with shared practice.
The Decay of Truth
On Love and Memory
by Sonya Wohletz
Some thoughts on modern aesthetics and the realm of the affective.
A Tale of Two Gustavs
A More Perfect Grace
On The Self and The Other
by Daniel Olivier
An anatomy of human connections, their joys and disappointments.
A Critical Investigation of Why It Feels so Good to Talk to People in the Dark
The Danger of Author Photos and the Pleasure of TSA Inspections
On Poetic Truth
by Myko Philip
An exploration of the intricacies of a poetic life, and how one’s literary inclinations can guide their actions.