Thursday, November 13, 2008

Horses and ragged claws

"[University of New Mexico] Creative writing professor Joy Harjo has resigned amid rumors that strife between the department's faculty and senior administrators cannot be resolved. Harjo, the University's only Joseph Russo Endowed Professor, said her resignation was a result of the administration's decision to retain associate professor Lisa Chavez. Pictures of Chavez posing with one of her students on a sadomasochism Web site were discovered in spring 2007. " -- Full article here.

"I wish I were a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas," spray painted by vandals on the wall of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, strangely attributed to J. Alfred Prufrock.

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