* I just used my "Gothic Tradition" course as an excuse to reread Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October. So, so good.
* I'm currently reading War Dances, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2010, as I'm gearing up for my interview of Sherman Alexie when he visits Lenoir-Rhyne University later this month. My "Native American Experience" students are reading one of my favorite Alexie novels, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won the National Book Award as well as many other well-deserved honors. I'm so pleased they'll have an opportunity to hear and meet him.
This is making the rounds again, and I thought I'd pass it along in case it's useful.
"Growing moon. Angry cat. Feather on the wind. Autumn comes. The grass dies."
- A Night in the Lonesome October, Roger Zelazny