Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Castalia

At this month's Castalia, second-year poet Katharine Ogle led us through a museum displaying the real life of childhood and the death of rats, among other exhibits; second-year prose writer Sarah Shotwell took us to China for plum rain season and to the streets of San Luis Obispo for a quick bake in the sun; second-year poet William Fox Camponovo invented the silent S and showed us a view of Miami from Buenos Aires; we stopped into Bolivia for dinner with UW alum Peter Mountford, reading from his forthcoming novel; and UW professor David Shields, with his new book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, brought us home again for an inspection of fact, fiction, and our own nervous desire to know which is which. Enjoy the trip.