Sunday, August 28, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
- Annie Dillard
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I could have been a big wheel, but I never spoke up.
I could have been a cardiologist, but my heart just wasn't in it.
I could have been a brewer, but I didn't have the head for it.
I could have been a Buddy, but I couldn't Hacket.
I could have been a candle maker, but I didn't know wick end was up.
I could have been a geometry teacher, but I hung around in the wrong circles.
I could have been a bridge builder, but I had fallen arches.
I could have been an elevator operator, but I kept getting the shaft.
I could have been a fairy tale author, but I was too Grimm.
I could have been a Director of the Hallelujah Chorus, but I couldn't Handel it.
I could have been a psychiatrist, but I was a freud.
I could have been a thief, but I couldn't take it.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Next reading there on Saturday 10th September 2005. The first one was so enjoyable, I would urge you to attend the next.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
as I do my washing
porridge on the stove
while she waits
she edits my furniture
for her tidy house
when we get together
we will have more
this time is so different
from the first marriage
the second the third
it is our 'last true love'
we say, gazing at each other
like herons at a river
I bring my porridge
to the table
and think in its steam
too much cinnamon
and not enough
Monday, August 15, 2005
I am working on the Complete Collected Poems of Philip Whalen and nearly done with the job. I would appreciate it if any of you, or your friends have poems by Philip Whalen from small magazines, mimeos, letters, that you think have never been published, please let me know by e-mail, and send me a photo copy at: Michael Rothenberg, 1914 Pierce St., Hollywood, FL 33020. I would appreciate any help you can give.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
eight weeks - $120 a term. It starts on 17 August 2005.
I'll create a Unit Outline for it tomorrow and post it here then. It will cover contemporary prose techniques and will address some aspects of poetry. Please be aware it is not a business writing course or a journalism course.
It will be held in Mount Lawley, either at my home address if numbers are small, or a local hall otherwise. Details will be confirmed when numbers are known.
Close off date is 11 August 2005.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org