Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thank You, Arkansas Tech
I spent a wonderful day on the Arkansas Tech University campus yesterday. Many thanks to the English Department for hosting me in their kick off to National Poetry Month. Special thanks go out to Dr. Ritchie, Paul Lake, Dr. Brucker, and Wanda Choate. During the day, I visited Mr. Lake's Intro to Poetry class as well as his Intro to Creative Writing class. I did get the chance I was hoping for to interact with the students and answer some great questions. During lunch, I met a wonderful senior who is about to embark on her pursuit of an MFA, and I wish her all the best in that adventure. The audience for my reading was a pleasant mix of students, faculty, and members of the community. A very big thank you to everyone who chose to come and listen to my poetry on a beautiful, sunny, spring Friday evening. I was charmed by you all!