Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Free At Last, Great God Almighty, Free At Last
No, not from the bigot Jerry Falwell, but from my MA studies. I took the oral exam on Monday, passed, and now I'm free to attack an entirely different stack of books, including Brad Gooch's biography of Frank O'Hara, City Poet, a book by Paul Fussell about which I've heard nothing but raves, The Great War and Modern Memory, and another book The Metaphysics Club by Louis Menand. There's also a collection of essays on Charles Wright, High Lonesome, I've been meaning to get back to, as well as Peter Gizzi's new book of poems, and another by Andrew Joron. I'm also hitting up again Jack Gilbert--Views of Jeopardy and Monolithos. I've also got three new poems started, and the new issue of CUE, guest edited by Jason Zuzga, should be out in a matter of weeks. I leave for Jersey in less than a week for a little beach action, a little city time. Definetly looking forward to it.