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Check the live twitter feed for readings by our visiting poets this term, including Monica Youn, Jericho Brown, and Mark Doty. And check back Wednesday night at 7 for live coverage of our final visitor, Stephen Burt!
Ezra ‘13

Check the live twitter feed for readings by our visiting poets this term, including Monica Youn, Jericho Brown, and Mark Doty. And check back Wednesday night at 7 for live coverage of our final visitor, Stephen Burt!

Ezra ‘13

National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty is coming to campus soon to read some of his work. Needless to say, I’m thrilled. You can find out more about his visit here.
Surface the action of the day,

a means of tracing the dynamic,
so that a jitter of blue's
sparked by little coals, 

sun a glimmer 
of the day's intent. He knows
to trace an alphabet written on water 

is to surface the action of the day,

a way of proceeding,
entering into the never-
to-be repeated,
 
a way of reading
a nearly infinite variety of gestures 
legible only to one versed

in surface, the action of the day. 

When my eye nearly failed 
—the frail foil-back torn,
wild profusion of smoke-curls,

what I saw was just this: 
what he sees on and in water,
by his hand

the action of surface notated,

the rhythm of things 
discerned and ridden.

National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty is coming to campus soon to read some of his work. Needless to say, I’m thrilled. You can find out more about his visit here.

Surface the action of the day,

a means of tracing the dynamic,
so that a jitter of blue's
sparked by little coals, 

sun a glimmer 
of the day's intent. He knows
to trace an alphabet written on water 

is to surface the action of the day,

a way of proceeding,
entering into the never-
to-be repeated,
 
a way of reading
a nearly infinite variety of gestures 
legible only to one versed

in surface, the action of the day. 

When my eye nearly failed 
—the frail foil-back torn,
wild profusion of smoke-curls,

what I saw was just this: 
what he sees on and in water,
by his hand

the action of surface notated,

the rhythm of things 
discerned and ridden.