I’m cleaning out my email files here at the YVCC Writing Center, since this is virtually my last day here. Weird feeling, that. But, anyway, I remember this magnetic poetry sentence which appeared on our white board one day (students were free to play with the words whenever they wanted to):
I’d emailed Dodie (our director) about it (this was September 2005):
I just noticed this magnetic poetry sentence on the board near the log-in computer:
“Plot against the loud happy writing people.”
I like that. Sounds a little negative, but that it also sounds like we’re making a big impression on SOMEbody, and someone can’t deny we’re writing people and we’re loud and happy while doing it.
And I still love her response:
Ha! That teaches us to read the board too. Hmm . . . I wonder what the plotting might entail . . . a paper so good we are awed into silence? A jaw-dropping line? Prose that makes us weep? Bring it on! :-)
I wish I’d captured some of the other cool sentences (and poetry) that materialized on that white board.