Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
His poem "For Joe Brainard" made me return to Brainard's I remember, a book I used (excerpts) in a high school creative writing class a couple of years ago. I remember some of the stuff that came out that semester--incredible! One student from that class is now a poetry editor for Westwind at UCLA. Young Amy Sanchez, a dynamo we'll certainly be hearing a lot of in the future. Oh, and Betsy, whose marathon readings of Hamlet made me say "damn," is now a literature student at UCSD.
I remember another project we did that semester based on Juan Felipe Herrera and Artemio Rodriguez' "Loteria Cards and Fortune Poems--A Book of Lives." The artwork and poems were incredible! A great project I recommend to all. I hope to do it again this year.
My first day off, and here I am writing about my students.
Good health to all!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
From the Institute for Latino Studies
at the University of Notre Dame:
the literary program
of the Institute for Latino Studies
at the University of Notre Dame,
is honored and pleased to announce
as the final judge for the third edition
of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.
To learn more about our distinguished judge
Deadline: January 15, 2008
Please read our guidelines for more information.