Sad; Sweet; Whitman

The saddest thing happened to me today. God dammit, Merrill. I bought Merrill Gilfillan’s Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains online (shame, shame me; for the used purchase part)…

Halloween Flu

So it’s Halloween and UMass Amherst campus has swine flu big time. My students have it, my friends have it; I subbed for a friend who is laid up with…

Homage to Explanatory Notes

Tonight, I’d like to enjoy Jack Spicer’s explanatory note to the dedication page of Homage to Creeley. The dedication simply says: For Cegeste. Cegeste from Cocteau’s Orphee, the friend killed…

Clouds–Aside

Disclaimer: every now and then you have to try out what you teach to see how full of shit you are. So, last Saturday I read up on clouds for…

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