Sunday, April 19, 2009

Some Great Photos

You need to check out Mike Stern's wonderful photos of Florida wildlife. Birds and more.

He's a poet of the photographic image. And a good friend.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spiderman Speaks

This is a video made by Vince Gotera, a fine poet himself. I'm honored he did such a great job with this poem. He actually performs it better than I do.

You can find out more about Vince here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Last Class

After 36 years, I'm done. Florida International University was great to me. Letting me hide away and work. I started out as a 25 year old kid, trying to figure out what it meant to be a college professor. These are some of my students at the very end of that arc. They were some of the best, in a long line.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Paperback, Hell's Bay

Here are the March 2009 Bestsellers from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

1 - Hannah Dennison, Scoop!, Signet
2 - Emily Brightwell, Mrs. Brightwell in the Nick of Time, Berkley
3 - tie
James W. Hall, Hell's Bay, St. Martin's
Deanna Raybourn, Silent on the Moor, Mira
5 - Rhys Bowen, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden, St. Martin's
6 - Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake, Touchstone
7 - Andrea Camilleri, August Heat, Penguin
8 - Victoria Laurie, Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun, Obsidian
9 - Alexander McCall Smith, The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Anchor
10 - Laura Childs, The Silver Needle Murder, Berkley

Friday, April 10, 2009