Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween, etc.

I gave my students Halloween candy at 9 this morning. Later, they made jokes about people dying in Iraq. Mistake?

Otherwise, I'm excited 'cause this is thriller, thriller night, and no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

having a coke with you

I read some poems in front of people last night. I haven't done that in a very long time. The sequence revolved heavily around Catholicism and outer space, which wasn't entirely planned, but I guess that's the way it happens sometimes.

There's nothing quite like sharing work with a room of people you admire and having it turn out that they might admire you a little, too. I'm trying to learn how to handle that.

In other news, here's Frank O'Hara: