Showing posts from March, 2009
"Hey Light Bulb!  Where you get that haircut?"
Adjunct Chronicles
Afaa Michael Weaver 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award The Government of Nature
The life of the poet and budding playwright in graduate school was more of a paradise than I realized at the time. I could write a play in a weekend and have it produced the following weekend.Brown University has several theaters, and my favorite, of course, was the black box where we had our student showcase.Lynn Nottage was a classmate of mine in those years, from 1985 to 1987, as well as Teresa Church and C.B. Coleman. We were having the time of our lives and didn’t know it.

I had the blessing of being under the tutelage of the late George H. Bass and Paula Vogel in playwriting and, although briefly, Keith Waldrop and Michael S. Harper in poetry.In the Rockefeller library I had a carrel loaded with all the things I wanted to read and think about, including some critical studies on Beckett’s non-relati…