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Come to my Pecha Kucha talk at Sage’s Opalka Gallery on October 16.

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For years, I’ve been assigning students at The College of Saint Rose to do Pecha Kucha (or PechaKucha) presentations. It’s the Japanese phrase for “chit chat,” and is a presentation format that’s quick and tidy: 20 slides that are up on screen for 20 seconds each: it’s quick, it’s succinct, and it doesn’t suffer from Death by PowerPoint.

Just about every city/region has an official Pecha Kucha night. Our area has had one for about a year. And, next week, I get to do one myself at The Sage Colleges’ Opalka Gallery–thanks to Elizabeth Greenberg, the gallery director, for asking me to do it.

I decided to do my Pecha Kucha talk on my most recent essay, on Max Ehrmann’s famous poem “Desiderata,” since that’s what I’ve been living for the past couple of months. I think the article will have been published by then, but that’s not completely certain. There will be other talks as well.

October 16, 6:30pm, y’all. Drinks will be served. Go.

Here’s the Facebook event page. If you’re in the area, come! I think it will also be streamed live, which is both frightening and cool at the same time. I’ll post the link here, or look out for a tweet on that.

 

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Send Your Work to Pine Hills Review!

EPSON MFP imageWe’ve started up a new online literary journal at The College of Saint Rose, where I’ve taught for some time. It’s sprung out of our new MFA in creative writing program and will involve MA English literature as well as undergrad English majors as well. This is the first time I’ve ever been the editor of a college-affiliated magazine. Painted Bride Quarterly, when I started editing journals more than 20 years ago, was still an indie homespun thing, with only a mail slot at The Painted Bride Arts Center to give it any kind of institutional umph. Other than that it was mailbags in people’s apartments across the Philly area. Then La Petite Zine, which was a Web Del Sol-owned thing, and then McSweeney’s Sestinas and Unpleasant Event Schedule. I’ve been on a journal-editing hiatus for a couple years now, and I’m glad to be back and with a group of editors, rather than just me and a laptop.

Pine Hills Review is an online journal that will publish work on a weekly basis, once we’re up and running. I love recently closed Linebreak and Booth, among many places, that feature one small issue at a time. In many ways it’s more honest than having issue collections, and it allows more attention on one thing.

All of this is to say: if you’re a writer, send your work.

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Excerpt from Ulric Neisser, “Five Kinds of Self-knowledge.”

Neisser, Ulric. “The Five Kinds of Self-Knowledge.” Philosophical Psychology 1.1 (1988): 35-59.

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Diagram from R.M. Deutsch, "Poetry or Prose?"

From R.H. Deutsch. “Poetry or Prose?” College Composition and Communication. (15) 1, Composition as Art (Feb 1964), 38-40.

Suitable for framing, if you ask me.

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Just up on The Rumpus: An Equinox Oral History with Alfredo R.

Really excited about this: the first of our Equinox Oral Histories is up on The Rumpus. Check out Lisa Ashworth’s very affecting interview with Alfredo R here.

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