Jim Leftwich says of his book, Myesis: Doubt* made Myesis possible. beyond that, my time spent writing Doubt made my writing of Myesis necessary. --- I thought at the time i could write a text the reading of which would certainly change a reader. Myesis was to be that text. i would still like to think this, but it's much harder now than it was in 97. writing Doubt changed me, and writing Myesis even more so. i know what writing this way can do. i don't know what reading this kind of writing might do. --- knowing this, and what follows here, might assist in an understanding of Doubt. beyond that, Myesis in many ways will likely replicate Doubt as a reading experience, and though it is more calculated and complex, it is probably much less successful as a text. From the publisher: DOUBT*, long out-of-print, established Leftwich as a major experimental writer. His work is at the same time, poetic, philosophical, prose poem, and, most of all, a world to enter where imagination paves the way for self-discovery. MYESIS continues that text.