Musicians with English Degrees

  • Paul Simon: Bachelors, English, Columbia
  • Kris Kristofferson: Bachelors, creative writing, Pomona College; Masters, English literature, Oxford
  • Don Henley: Bachelors, English literature, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Sting: Bachelors, English, Northumbria University
  • Chris Isaak: Bachelors, English, University of the Pacific.
  • Sufjan Stevens: MFA, creative writing, The New School

I’ve written a poem a week in the last month.

Not a Bad Haul

Books I got for Christmas:

  • How to Mow the Lawn by Sam Martin
  • A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville by Stephen Jay Gould
  • Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems by David Wagoner (hurray!)
  • Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver

Music I got for Christmas:

  • The Crane Wife from The Decemberists
  • Sam’s Town from The Killers

New bands I recently found on the Web

  • Band of Horses
  • The Black Angels
  • Los Campesinos!

I wrote one poem last week.