Wednesday, April 16, 2008

look kids!

Well, even with everything else, I turned in, a few hours ago, my final MFA manuscript, title: libido register.

What remains of this degree at Pitt are: 1 seminar paper, on Henry James and Nate Hawthorne and affective relations to real in the novelistic art, 80 7-page papers on the Civil War to grade. Estimated completion date: about a week. Then, beware of 'certified' poets lurking at Kalamazoo...

I realize that this is the closest thing to a picture of myself that I have yet provided for anyone reading my blog, but this is the sheet of committee approval signature for the Ms:

Monday, April 7, 2008

julie granum

I am not entirely sure how I feel about doing my mourning on the internet. But, I need to say--if I believe at all in the value of this electronic-textual community as anything resembling that of a utopian hope--that I am. My friend Julie Granum, a poet in my program at the University of Pittsburgh, died last week in an an accident. I want to name her here.

The literary magazine Whiskey & Fox has published an obituary here: http://whiskeyandfox.