Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reginald Shepherd

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.

http://jjgallaher.blogspot.com/2008/09/reginald-shepherd-died-yesterday.html

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.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-steinem4-2008sep04,0,7915118.story