Vulcan’s Peak

My life as an English nerd

October 26, 2005 7:32 pm

This evening was the induction for Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, so I am now officially stigmatized as an English nerd. And yes, the group DOES use the acronym STD — how could anyone resist?! It was short and sweet, but fun to socialize with other English nerds.

A couple of our professors were there, including the prof for my poetry class. I met with him Monday morning to discuss the folder of work I’d turned in at midterm. All in all, it was very productive. We spent a long time puzzling over a particular poem that (after revision) I was fairly pleased with, but he was concerned about its “piety”. I was nonplussed over that one — with it’s strong religious connotations, “piety” is not a word I generally associate with myself or my work. Finally, though I did come away with the general idea that it needed more tension of some sort.

That very afternoon, this professor joined us in my contemporary writers class to talk with us about his own poetry, much of which seems to stem from a somewhat dark worldview.

This evening after the induction, a friend of mine thanked him for joining us in contemporary writers. I added that it had given me a prospective on what we had discussed concerning my work. I told him he really should just have told me, “Katie, this poem is too damn happy!”

4 Responses to “My life as an English nerd”

Pug wrote a comment on October 26, 2005

“too damn happy”! *chortles*

So, what kind of stigmatizing happens now that you’re an official English nerd?

Crunch wrote a comment on October 26, 2005

Can we throw big, heavy volumes at you now?

Pug wrote a comment on October 28, 2005

Testing… Blog is on yet another new server! 😉

Tae wrote a comment on October 28, 2005

Cool! Hope everything went well. 🙂

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