Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Would you trust this poet with your peach?

Peachy Lorna Dee

4 Comments:

Blogger Eduardo C. Corral said...

I would trust you with my apples, but not my peaches.
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That guy next to you is cute. Do you know him?
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Are you reading "The Hummingbird's Daughter?" I'm half way through it, and I'm loving it. Amazing prose, and a wonderful story.

29/6/05 12:49  
Blogger Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

LOL I knew you'd say that so I left him in when I cropped the pic just for you

as for the other & anyone else: honey, don't ya shake my tree

(you think I'd be with that dork? Real-lay! 1st of all, "cute" to me would start out with hair to his waist)

I dream Hummingbird's Daughter. It was his thesis at CU. I always knew it was a novel, and Luis doesn't let go of anything unless it's the best. (So much for writing to contest deadlines.) His 90 page final manuscript for my poetry workshop (I swear, I didn't assign that much although I do say: Pages count. Writer's gotta write, que no?) won the Pen America West award for best book of poetry. And I get called into the chair's office for a complaint that I was a "racist" because I was giving the "Chicano students" As and she only got a B—despite the fact that she didn't meet the minimum page requirement. I happened to have copies of their manuscripts with me, hers, his & the Chicana student who almost dropped out, were it not for the female faculty, after being sexually harrassed in the prof's office. (mira, como me dan asco) It was like a science exhibit. I opened a page of Luis. I opened a page of woman who interrupted a lecture to ask, "what's a metaphor?" and she was a high school language teacher with no sense of irony. "See: Luis. X. Luis. X. See: This is poetry. This is not. Exhibit A. Exhibit B." I ended by thanking him for bringing it to my attention because I realized I had made a mistake and awarded a B to a manuscript that was really an "C-". He got the point, and that was that. I was hoping to get a copy at Luis' reading last week, but these books. . . at the moment I'm avoiding the muse.

Send poems.

29/6/05 14:48  
Blogger Paul Adrian M said...

gross

29/6/05 16:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grossíass

29/6/05 17:31  

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