Poem, Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, and Gotham

Lately I’ve become obsessed with poems that have the title “Poem”. There was one in a recently assigned section of The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 11th Edition) in my English 300 class. It’s by Frank O’Hara, and it is on page 678 of the Norton book, if anyone else is following along for some freaking reason.… Continue reading Poem, Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, and Gotham

Cane, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

Need caught up on my blog? I’m a gay 27 year old college student who has decided to completely read every page of The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 11th Edition), by Kelly J. Mays, just because. I also read other stuff and watch movies and tv shows. Okay, now you’re caught up. Yesterday was… Continue reading Cane, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

Alan Bean Plus Four, Roman Fever, and Advice From A Caterpillar

Tom Hanks wrote a short story and got it published in The New Yorker. Congrats. You’re only, like, good at everything. Geez. Tom Hanks’s story, “Alan Bean Plus Four”,  wasn’t as awful as Slate and other blogs made it out to be, not to me. I think it does what a good short story is… Continue reading Alan Bean Plus Four, Roman Fever, and Advice From A Caterpillar