Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guest Gig

April sometimes does appear to be the cruellest month, with much busyness inside and out, but really it's just busy, busy, with plants coming alive, birds arriving from their southern homes, school edging to a close. Today I'm guest speaker, resident poet, visiting performer, and temporary entertainer in two Introduction to Literature classes. I get to read some poems, talk about poetry in general, and generally be the literary lion for this small moment.

It is, after all, Poetry Month all month, in part because it's the month of Shakespeare's birthday. Today is also Thomas Jefferson's birthday, born in 1743. It's poet Seamus Heaney's birthday today, and little Anna B's. It's spring, sure enough, with temps today in the 70's, with our South Dakota wind.


caheidelberger said...

Roar, O literary lion, roar! :-D

JN said...

More like a friendly snuffle.