Every semester on the first day I get that Braid song "First Day Back" stuck in my head. This semester we'll be discussing Eugene Gloria's Hoodlum Birds, Matt Hart's Who's Who Vivid, Laura Sims' Practice Restraint, Arthur Sze's Quipu & Christine Hume's Alaskaphrenia in my po-po class. We'll be starting off with a packet of poems including Sappho, Li Po, Gertrude Stein, Petrarch, Dickinson, Tu Fu, Elizabeth Bishop, Donald Justice, Jack Gilbert, Lyn Hejenian & Audre Lorde. Along the way we'll also be exploring what the form in formal poetry means with another batch of poets. not positive who yet.
I went for a nice two & a half hour bike ride yesterday with Z & felt all good n' stuff. We saw wilderness & we pioneered. We fed bison from our hands without being kicked, gored or engorged. We bought vintage childrens' books. We have a lot of vintage childrens' books. You should be curious why.