Monday, September 23, 2013

Post-Literate, Neo-Oralcy Amnion

“Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified
       for an instructor as youth,"  (HDT)

My student’s are way older than I am.
Never the less they arrive at 8 a.m.
with laptops and I-Pads and tablets
and photo phones and look to me for

While I inform them on “Fiction: an
Introduction,” they vet what I say on
line, varieties  of literary experience,
before I finish a paragraph because
they can.

Some sneak-video-ize me &  my
charisma surreptitious to send off
to buddies at Macalester, say, or
Hampshire—other liberal schools.

Look: be here now
(school and be schooled)
Can you see us now?

Much older than me—media literate
and tech-savvy like anything.

“Here,” I say, power pointing for
 emphasis. “10 salient characteristics
of Fiction.”

Remember them.

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