I'm incredibly excited to have my poem and an explanation of that poem on the Poetry Society of America's website today:
I really, really am thrilled.
Today is another school day that's been cancelled due to the cold weather. No snow, no ice, just COLD weather. And I feel bummed because I was going to talk to my students today about Brent Staples' "Black Men & Public Spaces." And now, due to lack of classes, I'm going to have to cut an Alice Walker story from my syllabus. I know all the children and college students of the world of Chicago are gleeful due to school being cancelled, so I feel very far away from the glee. Which makes me feel OLD. But, dang it, I wanted to discuss Alice Walker with my students.