Tomorrow I'm pleased to be visiting two classes at Furman University, near Greenville, SC. Gilbert Allen, Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature, has invited me to join his classes to read some poems, as well as talk with his students about the writing process. I've worked with his students before, and they are always a delight--serious about their writing and eager to hear what other poets are up to.
Not only will the classes themselves be a joy, but I always feel inspired by the time alone in the car on a roadtrip, a chance to quiet my mind and think about the things I don't ordinarily take the time to ponder. Got my car gassed up, and I'm ready to go.