Thursday, September 25, 2008

And so it begins

The official start of the quarter was yesterday, but for me the teaching part starts today.

Two fun courses: ENG 460--Multi-genre, which I'm teaching as a conversation about prose poems, short-shorts, and lyric essay forms.

ENG 453--Advanced Poetry, which I always teach as a poetic forms class.

Fun abounds.


I'm listening to this and having fun. Every track is like playing "Name That Tune."

I'm also listening to these guys.


I'm still in the throes of submitting work. So far, 5 journals and they all take online submissions. I can't tell you how much time I've spent converting and compressing documents. I made the mistake of upgrading my Microsoft Office program to 2008, so I've been changing every .docx document BACK to .doc or .rtf



L. is with a babysitter for the first time. :-(

2 comments: said...

I love reading your blog now more than ever. Finding the balance between parenting duties and art is one of my own challenges. You haven't seen a movie in a threat in awhile? Hey, you sound like a new parent. LOL

Oliver de la Paz said...

Thanks! No. I haven't seen a movie in a theater since . . . July? I think July. We all went down to Portland to visit family and they took care of the baby while we saw the X-Files movie.

It's true. Being a poet-pop has its unique challenges. I've been trying to get labels made, cover letters printed, etc., but it's tough when I constantly have to go back and take care of the kiddo. So I try to sneak in productivity moments. It's so hard!