Saturday, August 30, 2008
Cross Country Season
The fall cross country season has started. Yesterday, Will and Peter ran in their first meet of the season, the Irish Invitational in Rosemount, Minnesota. Will hasn't competed since October 2006, when he ran half-heartedly for the Kenilworth team at a meet in Henley-in-Arden. Running in the C race, Will was the top finisher for the Northfield boys (19th overall), with a time of 12:31.9 for the 2 mile distance. (His time would also have made him the top finisher for the Northfield JV.) Freshman Peter finished in the middle of the pack with a respectable 14:08.9. The complete results are here. Meanwhile, out in Ohio, my niece and nephew competed in the Case Western Reserve Invitational this afternoon. The Oberlin women finished second in the 5K run. My niece Clara, a junior, finished 16th overall, with a time of 20:45. The story is here.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
Here's the poem I wrote and read for the student-organized International Day of Peace gathering in Bridge Square on Wednesday, Septembe...
In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...