Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Yesterday: Last night I had to good fortune of being able to attend a talk by Francine Prose over at Hendrix College. The talk was titled "Word and Image" and centered around Prose's work writing about art. Many interesting ideas arose as she unpacked that old cliche: a picture is worth a thousand words. While most of the talk focused on the attempt to write essays and reviews about art, towards the end she flipped the cliche and addressed the things that language can do that image cannot. [As a bonus, I got to enjoy a great dinner with friends beforehand.]
Today: This morning during my writing time, I took the single line that I'd managed to scrawl in my notebook on Monday and spun it into a draft for a poem. Woo Hoo! Not sure if it will stick, but it feels good to do the spinning.
Tomorrow: Teaching, teaching, teaching. Rewarding in its own way.