Something I thought about:

  • I’m used to thinking about world-building in fiction, but I was thinking about it in poetry, especially as it pertains to place/sense of place.

Something I did:

  • Plugged away at this dissertation chapter.
  • Had a conference paper proposal accepted.
  • Worked with writing students on making their arguments tighter and more specific.
  • Introduced the idea of literary criticism (final part of the first-year survey course — after introducing close reading/analysis of different types of text and literary terminology).
  • A lot of errands and paperwork (taxes, school forms, etc.)

Something I read:

  • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer