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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Theory of the Window

A window is a space of time where you can get something significant done, a nice chunk of a project. Right before classes begin is a good window. You have to work on your syllabi but you're not yet in the teaching grind. My theory is that if you find enough windows, enough to supplement the everyday grind of writing, you will be ok.

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