I’m a Magpie
So. This past Tuesday, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges announced that it was terminating New College of California’s accreditation. As most (if not all) of you are aware, New College is where I earned both my masters degrees, where I finished my bachelors, and where I taught as an adjunct from the fall [...]
5. Light and Shade: New and Selected Poetry, by Tom Clark Vagabondage Summer nightklang of stars inner acoustic water diamonds aroundthe oars
by Tom Clark, from Night Sky Black doldrums, then a stir, then tackle snapping —Which would you prefer, the calm after, duringOr before the storm? Anxious news fluttersIts broadsides across our ragged, tatteredSails; lightning darkens, and it rains moreThan if the sun, drunk the night before,Staggered by a wave, fell below the hatches;While the moon, [...]
I'm a librarian. Special skills include dog charming, brochure writing, slapdash cooking and long-winded nattering. I also enjoy watching the sunset's reflection in the tall buildings downtown.
For a while there, I taught classes on Classical literature, philosophy, and the history of religion at New College of California. I have an MA and an MFA in Writing, and live on a boat in Sausalito, CA.