Looking Forward To . . .

As the semester ends, time and quiet to read new work by poet and fiction writer friends. Inhabit other imaginations. Write about and around new poetry by Shailja Patel, Phyllis Muthoni, Njeri Wangari, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo–I’m going to be indulging in Kenyan women’s poetry.

Quiet to let the year’s readings soak in–to begin completing patient projects, to begin envisioning new ones.

Quiet to begin understanding new knots, tackling longstanding ones, enjoying their tangled pleasures and pressures.