Al Filreis

Grace Paley

I've been away (in the mountains) without newspapers and with little in the way of internet connectivity, so the sad news of Grace Paley's passing came to me late and indirectly. Very sad, indeed. She wrote her stories very slowly but those of us who awaited them learned to be patient.

verse makes comeback on campus circa '95

I love teaching English 88, my modern & contemporary American poetry course, in part because the thing has evolved in such a way that it is something of a three-ring circus.

ITunesU

Penn has opened a channel at ITunes as part of a project called "ITunesU," which is really just a part of the ITunes Music Store where a selection of universities' audio and video materials

playing The Grand Piano

The Grand Piano is an on-going, multi-authored account of the San Francisco poetics community in the 1970s.

Moe Fishman is dead

The New York Times reported the death of Moe Fishman recently.