Fall Semester

Thunder in San Diego and lightening. Reminds me of summers in Indiana. Weather here is usually unchanging, so this is exciting.

Read Makura no Soshi (The Pillow Book) by Sei Shonagon.

Did a lot more reading over the summer-- a lot of Louise Gluck, Kimiko Hahn, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.

Putting my book manuscript/thesis together.


End of Semester ...

I have neglected the blog like I so often do. I don't even know who reads this. If you read this, can you tell me? :D It's the end of the semester and I'm working on several things. Revising a short story for my fiction workshop, it's called "Ibaraki Story" and based on my time in Ibaraki, Japan, but it's mostly fictional. Also have a 15 page comparative and research paper due for my postcolonial women's lit class. I'm comparing the novels of Mariama Bâ and Assia Djebar, So Long a Letter and A Sister to Scheherazade. Then I have submission deadlines for poetry. I'm submitting several poems to an anthology called Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out. I get the sense that they are really emphasizing the "speaking out" part and my poems are more subtle, but I'll submit anyway.