Clementines on the Tome porch. Peter W. ‘12 is working on Mock Trial while I plug away at my short story for creative writing. Happy Thursday! P.S. Any ideas for what I should name my female protagonist?

Margaret’12

For my class on contemporary American poetry, we’ve been working on this blog all semester. So far, everyone has posted at least twice and we’ve been commenting on each others’ work, as well. It’s a pretty free-form way to keep discussions from class going, and a reason to learn a little more about the poets who have interested us so far. I’m about to get to work on a post about the Language poets, who are a pretty cool bunch…almost makes up for Thanksgiving break ending. Hopefully the next three weeks will be great ones! And check out the blog! -MK

Barely recovering from my food coma…

…In time to do some work. I love you, Thanksgiving dinner, but I have to finish an American Government paper, read half a dozen Rae Amantrout poems, and work on some thesis reading. Ugg.

Also, Brett, did you put gravy on your ham? Gross. 

-MK

James Franco’s film adaptation of “Howl” is pretty cool, by the way, but he’ll always be Harry to me. Anyway, my American Poetry 1950-the Present class will be working collaboratively on this timeline all semester - it’s basically a respository of everything we think is important for contextualizing and understanding contemporary American poetry as we move along through the decades. We’re also starting a blog - I’ll share that once some posts are up. -MK

The transition back into Dickinson after my year abroad has been pretty intersting this first week. Academically, America just functions differently than Australia where it is on a 7 point scale and grade inflation does not really exist. However, I am loving the small class sizes and solid class discussions. On the other hand, I am definitely missing the landscapes in Australia.
-Margaret

The transition back into Dickinson after my year abroad has been pretty intersting this first week. Academically, America just functions differently than Australia where it is on a 7 point scale and grade inflation does not really exist. However, I am loving the small class sizes and solid class discussions. On the other hand, I am definitely missing the landscapes in Australia.

-Margaret