he almost fell over when he saw who it was!
who could it be, everyone thought--
we talked about the man suit on tuesday in the class i'm teaching.
what the students wanted to talk on: the index
what i wanted to talk on: states of being and the reification of metaphor (which kw was just talking about as a trademark of the fabulists)
what we talked about, mostly: the index
we picked a gorilla part from the index and only read the poems that pertained to it. i think every time i read this book from now on, i will choose a category from the index and just read those poems--that way, my experience of the book always changes (in a more selective way).
the other thing we did was each pick a poem we were excited about. everyone read their poems at the same time. it was a whole room full of man suit noise!
next tuesday, we get to watch wings of desire!