Friday, March 30, 2007

Creative Writing Class with Don Emblen, part II

from the diary: “Wednesday 2/18/87

“Creative Writing was boring. [Prof. Emblen’s] in-class assignment was to look up words from two poems – find which one are ‘native’ and which are ‘latinate’. How boring. I had no desire to plow through the dictionary doing any such thing so I lent my dictionary to Jeni and tried it w/o. Emblem talked about iambic pentameter and ‘strongly suggested’ that we try writing some iambic pentameter poetry. Bleah.”

2/28: “I realized what animal Don Emblen reminds me of – a Galapagos tortoise.”

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