Apart from my reading for the courses that I teach, I try to keep up with new fiction and poetry and essays from authors around the world. I read and re-read Wilson Harris's fiction and the poetry of Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Soyinka, Achebe, Elizabeth Bishop, Yeats, and, in translation, Lorca, Machado, Marquez, Calvino, to name a few. I run almost daily on the trails around the Pandapas Pond area of Brush Mountain. My favorite web pages are dictionary.com and guardianunlimited.co.uk , http://www.awpwriter.org , http://www.poetrymagazine.org/ www. carcanet .co.uk , http://www.amnestyusa.org/index.htm.
This song is "Baby Can I Hold You" written and performed by Tracy Chapman
I thought as artists, this connected with something that was happening right then and there. Their vision was lived. They were testing their ideas right out in the open. This makes them even greater artists then they had previously aspired to be