Back into the Fall

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First, there's this picture taken of a can of lard in my sister-in-law's house in SF.


Sorry I've been away. Very busy these days, what with the new quarter upon me and my tenure and promotion stuff coming due.

I managed to fill two three-ring-binders full of evaluations and other goodies. And my chair stressed that I "streamline" the file, so it only represents the five years I've been at WWU and not the four years I had been at Utica College. Hell, if I included that stuff, the file would be five binders thick. I remember how evaluation-happy that place was.

I had two teaching evaluations every semester on top of my 4/4 teaching load at Utica College. Yeah . . . five binders would be about right.


I'm back from San Francisco. It was a lovely visit. I got in touch with many fabulous Kundiman poets as well as Barbara Jane, Oscar, Craig, and Javier. And it was also good to see D.A. Powell at the PAWA reading.


Two classes this Fall: ENG 453 (which I teach as a poetic forms course) and ENG 460 (which I'm teaching as a prose poetry course).

I just finished up and printed the syllabi. Wish me luck.


Current Spin:

Yo La Tengo - A Take Away Show - Part 2 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Yo La Tengo.

Oliver de la Paz