This week was short and busy. In Massachusetts, it was April vacation week. My colleague took time off while school was out, which means I was “home alone” at work. It also meant that there wasn’t as much traffic on the drive to campus every day. I spent most of the week lamenting how much farther along Spring was in Durham compared to Boston. By the end of the week, the trees in Boston started waking up. Next weekend, I’m heading to St. Louis for a professional conference. The weather is so nice there that I’ll have to break out my open-toed sandals.
The highlights of this week include a celebratory dinner in honor of getting into a summer institute program at Harvard and hearing my VONA faculty, Willie Perdomo, read from his new collection, The Crazy Bunch.
Here are the poems from Week 3
Day 16: “That’s My Heart Right There” by Willie Perdomo
Day 17: “Don’t Go Into the Library” by Alberto Ríos
Day 18: “You Thought I Was That Type” by Anna Akhmatova
Day 19: “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
Day 20: “A poem from a father to his youngest son” by Timothy TB
Day 21: “Twenty-Year Marriage” by Ai