In Which the Prof Feels His Existence Is Somewhat Justified

Trung Duong is a student of mine, a double major in English and graphic design. He’s also an All-American wrestler and a terrific kid, and he’s in my poetry workshop this term.

In any case, Trung stopped by my office the other day with some questions about a poem I value very much. We talked about it, and about the ideas underlying it. It’s always great to talk about cool poems with the students — indeed, that’s a big reason I got into this racket.

A couple of days later, I found out Trung’s motivation for asking me about it.

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He brought it by my office and gave me a lovely printed copy, which I’ll frame and hang in the office very soon. I’m very grateful — not just for the work, which is beautiful, but for the reminder that sometimes all the talking I’m doing gets through and that I get to share something beautiful in a way that will let it live for another generation.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to In Which the Prof Feels His Existence Is Somewhat Justified

  1. Fantastic. Always liked GMH; nice to see someone bringing him to visual life. And I believe quite accurately so.

  2. Pingback: Grad Weekend Potpourri | Professor Mondo

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