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Read

Finished reading New Moon. Felt guilty. Reread Beowulf to make me look intelligent.

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Epiphany! (GRE)

Before Christianity, there were no books. I don’t know why I didn’t realize this earlier–I just read it in the Norton… Interesting…

I Just Discovered

Zoetrope.com. Also, I know several writers on the site which means that I am probably going to become severely addicted, which also means less GRE studying. And I really need to focus on that. But I don’t wanna!

Also: http://www.copper-nickel.org featuring a calendar of several area readings. I attended one tonight which was phenomenal. There is also one tomorrow in Boulder featuring:

4×4 Reading Series
Jan 22, 7:30, CU, Old Main Chapel
Michael Flatt, CU MFA poetry;
Marream Krollos, DU PhD fiction;
Marie Larson, Naropa MFA poetry;
Jared Schickling, CSU poetry.

I am hoping that I am able to talk with Marream re: DU and fiction. Fingers crossed!

Reading is Rape (GRE)

Apparently, Toni Morrison, in The Bluest Eyeconsidered rape akin to reading. Interesting interpretation. And, yet, I understand where she is coming from (aside from the fact that I am white and middle class). I understand where she is coming from in that reading is a struggle lately. I think this is because I feel like everything I read has to be GRE related. Or, if it isn’t GRE related, then it has to be scholarly. In fact, fluff makes me angry. While I used to enjoy sappy Christian romances, now I find myself having to skim them (I still like the “good” parts–so I skim for those). However, I know that I know need to look for something that is intellectually stimulating. And, yet, this is frustrating because I don’t always want to make my brain work.

What do you read when you are just reading for enoyment? Should you always read with intentionality?

Scribbled secret notebooks and wild typewritten pages for your own joy
Submissive to everything, open, listening.
Try never to get drunk outside your own house.
Be in love with your life.
Be crazy dumb saint of the mind.
Blow as deep as you want to blow.
Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind.
The unspenspeakable visions of the individual.
In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you.

You’re a genius all the time. 

(Kerouac)

I enjoy Lolita(Nabokov), but I am very disturbed by his love for butterflies. Mostly, because butterflies are fluffy and I don’t like fluffy things. In fact, I am terrified of dryer lint and cotton candy. Back in the day, this extended to fog, as well. But I have come to realize that even though fog is technically a cloud on the ground, you really can’t feel it’s fluffiness, like one might expect from a cloud.

Lepidoptera: The Art of Mounting Butterflies.

Again: Eww.

I have read WCW’s poetry before, but I rediscovered it in the process of good ‘ol GRE studying. Yay for the GRE. For William. For Bill? For Will?  For Carl? Hmm…

This is Just to Say

I have eaten

The plums

That were in

The icebox

And which

You were probably

Saving

For breakfast

Forgive me

They were delicious

So sweet

And so cold

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

upon

 

a red wheel

barrow

 

glazed with rain

water

 

beside the white

chickens

 

GRE’s December 2005

“And now we wait. Yes, sadly, there will be much waiting, wailing, and gnashing of teeth (and possibly neurotic gnawing on furniture) until I find out if I am good enough for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, as my boss, John, so elegantly stated, I am now an official member of the “Performance Based Acceptance Club”. In fact, I am vice president. To which I promptly replied (with my infamous impish grin) “Why can’t I be President?”

 

Well thanks for all of you who were praying.

I am one step closer to becoming… a librarian! (Think, The Mummy)”

Three years later… I am not a librarian. I am an English composition/research writing instructor at Colorado Christian University. And once again I am waiting. Only this time, I am waiting to find out if I have been accepted into the University of Denver’s PhD program in creative writing.

Waiting sucks.

General GRE Scores

Are on the way to Denver University.

Whew…