While an undergraduate in UC Berkeley’s English Department, I had the privilege of studying poetry writing with Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, who just passed away this week. (The talent in Berkeley’s English Department in the 1970s was staggering, and I was lucky enough to be there mid-decade.)
UC Berkeley’s English Department is now maintaining a blog spotlighting alums, and the spotlight has just shined on me. Thanks to John Lurz, editor of the blog. It was a chance to revisit my classes and studies in Wheeler Hall, and reflect on how my degree in English has paid off in my career.