Wednesday, January 20, 2010


i found out something new.

that apparently is something old.


today, there was a knock at the door.

so the soap went to answer it

he almost fell over when he saw who it was!

his son, albert!

they spent some time catching up. after supper, there was another knock at the door.

who could it be, everyone thought--

sweet baby pears! it was rhonda, his daughter! the whole family was back together again.

they spent the evening catching up and watching tv.

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!