Published December 10, 2005
Good news – Julian (the yr.10 student I tutor in English) got good results for his school certificate. I don’t know how much credit I can take; I think my teaching philosophy has to be just talk about what is interesting, and relate it to literature – there shouldn’t be any teaching ‘at’ someone.
Things to do – read Keri Glastonbury’s thesis (v. interesting)
- find 2 copies of a good novel
- More writing
- Make website fantastic (& gain lovely programming skills)
We are babysitting evangeline tonight:
Laurinda will pick up Jenny&Jeremy late tonight, hopefully she doesn’t cry during this small window of time!
& here’s a poem for a blog:
the first line
reads itself over
& over & over again
so meaning is blank & even
sound grates like 3 minutes of
Christina Aguilera. I can’t interpret
it anymore, &, the rest of the lines
they are already displaying tendencies,
like as if they might follow the first. This
is a slippery slope with a pool of worry at the
Published December 8, 2005
found out the hot info…apparently there is money available for emerging writers in Australia, but of course that want you to have a reputation first, for instance 25 poems, stories etc. published in reputable literary journals. better start counting and sending. I’m sure this one a.m. fixture on Vibewire won’t count as a literary journal, but it went up today, and that’s like way cool…
Rebus (our dog) needs to go to the vet. i hope the millions of dollars i most poet’s earn starts rolling in soon. maybe i should become a vet. not for the money, i could treat Rebus; maybe i would treat other pets, just neighbours and friends though, that sort of thing…
Published December 7, 2005
I just sent off another poem to Vibewire as part of my online residency (can you ‘reside’ online?); also just created a blog. On blogs you can share stuff with the world, but it’s inherently not as personal as a diary I guess. Someone I know discovered stuff about him, written by a teacher, so you have to assume some public interest in yourself.