Three quick things.
1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Narrative Poetry: In a few weeks, I’ll be moderating a conference panel on narrative poetry. (It’s a session billed as a “creative” panel at a mostly “academic” event, and it will feature a few poets reading from their own work.) As I prepare some introductory remarks, I’m wondering: What does “narrative poetry” mean to you? Please tell me in the comments section.
2. Finding yourself especially disheartened/distracted lately—and thus finding it more difficult to focus than usual? Same here. I’m attempting to improve the situation with a foray into Headspace. We’ll see how this trial period goes—I’m hoping that it may help.
3. Meaningful writing: It’s not something for publication, but the piece of writing that I’m most satisfied to have completed this week is a brief thank-you note that I mailed yesterday to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.