Weekend Full of Upsets

I was sitting quietly working on a post this weekend when my husband called me from his office. "Are you watching this game? USF is beating FSU?"My husband went to the University of South Florida and he had the game live streaming on the internet. He asked me to record the game so he could watch it when he got home and I am so glad he did or I would have missed history being made....more

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FSU prof David Kirby is National Book Award finalist

It’s about time poet David Kirby receives the attention he’s due. The professor teaches at Florida State University, with specialties in poetry and 19th century U.S. literature. We were delighted to see his inclusion as a finalist in poetry for the 2007 National Book Awards. Months ago, I was link hopping poetry sites on the Web, and I came across the Florida page at the Academy of American Poets. Kirby happens to be one of my favorites. When I saw his name wasn’t listed, I emailed to ask how the poets are selected. I received an unmemorable response. ...more