The weather was still and calm, the bus from Grand Central wasn’t too crowded. The parking lot at the big Home Depot just outside of the airport was.
We tend to attract the troubled ones, the students blowing out of other majors or simply not fitting in anywhere else on campus. Or—better—the troubled ones genuinely appreciate what we do and stick around for more. They enjoy digging into literature and finding some release in creating their own poems and stories. More than a few of them turn out to have some affinity for it; powerful writing has been known to be rooted in suffering of various kinds.
Heading home after a wonderful week, working with the students here:
This week Newsweek Magazine listed Warren Wilson College as one of the fifteen most “liberal” colleges in America. Surprised?
And the poetry workshops in that little red barn are fun, too.
Continuing the theme of circling, once again spending the week working at Warren Wilson College.
As can be seen in this photo and as documented by the Princeton Review, Warren Wilson undergrads are the diametric opposites of SMU students in every way. At SMU our maids milk the cows.
Having a wonderful time as the Writer in Residence. I’m enjoying getting to know some of the undergrads. They are an inspiring lot.
Another Place I Visit With Some Frequency
What, David? Posting photos of generic conference rooms again?
Alas, me and this funky space have a long, checkered past. For a couple of years I more or less lived in this room.
Photo Courtesy of Denise Low-Weso