July 7, 2011KR BlogKR

Mix Tape: Carpe diem. You never know when the credits will start rolling.

A reality show…for Nigerian poets? Unfortunately, it seems that we Americans classify talent as the ability to toss flaming batons while whistling “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

When Scattergories just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Newsflash: Your creative writing/philosophy double major (with a gender studies minor) might not mean big paychecks. But that doesn’t mean you should switch to econ.

Better get writing! The end could be nearer than you think.

Flashing back to the poor person whose phone number was 867-5309 in 1982. Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?

Flashing back to a show that even children of “no sugar” parents were allowed to watch. Take a look, it’s in a book“

Apologies to William Carlos Williams for the following: “so much depends / upon / a red wheel / barrow” / carrying members’ signatures / to the Poetry Society, / demanding its board / explain recent / high-level departures.

In a recent interview, Mark Strand said, “Poetry is a way of feeling deeply without being threatened.” And yet, at 77, he’s stopped writing poetry again.