Author Archives: UM English

These Crisping Days

Well, it’s a time of turnings, isn’t it, with the leaves largely now composting on the ground, and our especially beautiful 2013 autumn in Missoula yielding to its annual heir. I’ve been reading some of Mary Oliver’s poems recently (from … Continue reading

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Comings and Goings

It has taken an extra good while this year, it seems, but summer has (meteorologically speaking) at last arrived — Nature’s first green was gold, as always, but it was also cold! The biggest cause for celebration, though, would be … Continue reading

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Season of Mists

“Where are the songs of Spring? Aye, where are they? / Think not of them,” Autumn, “thou has thy music too.” Keats would surely have felt that this autumn in Missoula, one of the most glorious in memory, would have … Continue reading

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Commencements

In The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie’s narrator at one point asks “how does newness enter the world?” At this moment, we know newness enters the world through the line of English graduates we proudly watched file out of the University … Continue reading

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