16 February 2006

On the menu today...

...for English 452, Modern American Poetry: Hart Crane and E.E. Cummings. I'm in hog heaven!

It's warm here today too, and I got a good parking space, and we have Tuesday off for a mysterious thing called "Presidents' Day" that apparently folks in Ohio celebrate (no comment on their taste in presidents), and tomorrow I am going to Dayton and reading at LitFest on Saturday. And then, looming just around the corner, it's AWP. Holy crow! Time goes fast, and Spring semester is busy as heck.

Another Ohio (or just Akron) phenomenon: students seem to skip class for Valentine's Day. I really hope the Sybaris isn't offering special "skip English class in a heart-shaped hot tub" packages.


Byf said...

Thank you for capitalizing E.E. Cummings.

It's a proper noun! And proper nouns should be capitalized!

These are the things that keep me up nights.

Penultimatina said...

No problem, Byf!

I'm always griping about folks using unnecessary Caps in their Poems, especially Poems about Love.


P. J. said...

I would have felt better if you'd've actually used his proper name, Edward Estlin. But I get miffed when people *don't* refer to William Carlos Williams as "Bill Williams." And yet I subdue Edwin Arlington Robinson as EAR. Go figure.

Anonymous Poet said...

Hog heaven! Holy crow! Wow! Lots of animal exclamations here! : )

Penultimatina said...

I like my beasties, A.P.! :)