Five Points, Vol. 19, no. 2Summer 2019
"I’ve always kept one foot out of the academy. This has always been a conscious act on my part. Physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally. I refuse to let the academy have me in any kind of whole way."
Bule Hills Road
I'm terrified to read Cervantes again or Ben Johnson and see how far I've strayed. One night when I was staying in Amherst I kissed the meadowlark a gentle goodnight and went to sleep on my own mattress but in the early morning she had turned into a wild bear just out of hibernation angry, starved, constipated, and I walked over a mile to have my coffee at an all-night diner. I think it was called Blue Hills Road and her bedroom door was open all night to let the light in.