I'm saddened to learn of Reginald Shepherd's death.
Just this academic year I taught one of
his poems in my literature class. Students
loved it -- felt it -- debated it -- recited it.
On another topic entirely, I really want
to say something about Sarah Palin, but
what to say? It's beyond tragic.
I'm grateful to Gloria Steinem for her sharp,
elegant, and logical op-ed.