Yesterday was my first day of teaching my section of IFP I at Hopkins, which I followed by several hours of office hours in the library. I won’t be going into much detail about the course on this blog, naturally, but I will say that my class has a really interesting and diverse group of students, and I’m looking forward to working with them.

I do not start my own graduate classes until next week, and Labor Day delays the first day of our writing workshop for two weeks. So I have lots of time to focus on the class at this moment.

More James Longenbach for you, after this brief commercial break.