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Andy Jones
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I just heard Ilya Kaminsky read tonight at UC Davis, with Joe Wenderoth introducing him (while holding a baseball bat). With Kaminsky's manuscript in hand, I came home to watch him read again on YouTube, repeating those cadences and the varied pitch for eager ears. As a poet, he makes me wonder if I have been underperforming, so to speak.
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From my former professor, a favorite poem of his.
 
"The Shirt" — Pinsky's poem is even more apt following the recent building collapse that killed more than four hundred garment workers in Bangladesh.
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What might an American hero-poem be? Longfellow invented literary folk-narratives, Whitman invented himself. Later poets as different as John Ashbery and Elizabeth Bishop have elevated ordinary American language and life by incorporating sly, almost covert allusions and quotations from the historical, European voices of (for example) Andrew Marvell, William Wordsworth,...
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My friend Brad Henderson has put together an impressive approach to writing and grammar: sentence algebra.
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I am not waiting for any of these things.
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I keep forgetting to post my Halloween pictures here on Google+ -- enjoy the holiday.
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A touching story about the challenges and joys of raising a (in this case, my) teenager.
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I was always better at chess than at go fish myself.
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This just in from Jacket Copy: Natasha Trethewey has been appointed to a second one-year term as U.S. Poet Laureate. The Pulitzer Prize winner is also currently serving a four-year term as poet laureate of Mississippi, making her the first person to serve as poet laureate of country and state. She also teaches English and [...]
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Good advice from Ezra Pound. 
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I doubt any of my Pub Quiz friends follow me on Google+.
 
The intersection of science and religion.
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Educator, Journalist, Host, Poet, Instructional Technology Enthusiast.
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    Educator, Journalist, Host, Poet, Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, 1990 - present
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Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize. ~Henry James
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Dr. Andy Jones is a poet, MC, faculty member at UC Davis, radio talk show host, and public speaker. Andy has taught writing and literature classes at the University of California, Davis since 1990, and since 2000 has hosted "Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour" on KDVS, Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 P.M. Andy also coordinates and hosts the Poetry Night Reading Series in Davis, California. In 2006 Andy's book of poetry, Split Stock, was published by John Natsoulas Press (with co-author Brad Henderson). His most recent book (2014), about raising a son with Autism and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, was titled Where's Jukie?

In addition to a wide variety of classes on advanced non-fiction writing, writing across media, creative writing, American Literature, poetry (Advanced Poetry Workshop during the summer of 2011), and theory, Andy has taught several freshman seminars on topics such as Jazz and Literature, The Beat Generation in Poetry and Film, Creativity and Technology, and Writing About the Future. In 2006, the Associated Students at UC Davis named him Educator of the Year.

During the summer of 2011, Andy was named the Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services at UC Davis. In 2014, Dr. Andy was named the Poet Laureate of the City of Davis.

Find out more about Andy Jones at http://www.andyojones.com.

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My three children surprise me every day.
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  • The Field School
  • Boston University
  • UC Davis
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