Al Filreis

as lucid as it gets

Join us for this event; rsvp to whlucid [at] writing.upenn.edu.

playing tennis in the Pittsburgh wilderness

Robert Frost dismisses modern poetry in Newsweek (January 30, 1956, p. 56):

citizen of the university

To celebrate the life and work of David DeLaura, we gathered at the Writers House for an event that David and I had planned just two days be

speaking of Stein

Here's Janet Malcolm, dismissing an early biographer of Gertrude Stein:

Rumsfield as Stein

The narration of The Writing on the Wall, Lynne Sharon Schwartz's novel about 9/11, includes bits and pieces of mid-September speechfiying, as a kind of background blather. At one point the two main characters see and hear Donald Rumsfield on TV saying this: