The End Can Be Like the Beginning

As the chaos of semester’s end grips at least one institution of higher education, I took some solace in the fact that even talented people sometimes err as instructors.  Here is Mark Doty making public a humbling moment that started off his semester:

Later in the day I showed up for my poetry workshop and began to teach a class while the students looked at me with rather bewildered expressions, a collective skepticism I didn’t understand until their professor walked in.


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