11.12.2007

i hope my umass students are curious human beings who google my name and find this blog. i've titled this post with the school name to help them

My students: they think I'm confusing. This is both good and bad. Discuss.

11 comments:

BLAKE BUTLER said...

what you doin to confuse them kids, mike?

Mike Young said...

I'm vague and stuff.

Live@theGrouchoClub said...

Mike Young to his class: MC Oroville commands you to quantify your sentences with a flavor that respects the subversion of parochial norms. Make things explode! Make dragons with mullets come out of your pen! Drink Mountain Dew in 7-11's parking lot and die a little inside just so you can revive yourself. Pretend your pen is a hammer and the page is a piniata which contains flavorful, ripe, heavenly junk. Slash through your fragmentary subconscious visions to create greater (but smaller) pieces which you can crazy-glue together to construct towering ziggerats to the doughnuts of the gods. Live inside of a confusing throbbing mass of images and words, and translate it to the page!

Mike's Students: Ok. So what the fuck is our homework?

Mike Young said...

Yeah, that's pretty close, actually.

Live@theGrouchoClub said...

I want to take your class. Unfortunately, I don't go to UMASS but I do live about an hour from there when I'm home.

don't bother knocking said...

Maybe you're the reason the kids are all on strike.

Anonymous said...

Are they?

Mike Young said...

They are. It's a Graduate Employee Union issue that extended into an all-student strike. We'll see what happens.

Live@theGrouchoClub said...

Can I meet you sometime Mike Young? since you happen to teach where I live (in Western MA).

I really admire your writing, seriously. And even though I seem crazy. I'm not dangerous, and you could probably beat me up.

I would just like to come into contact with someone whose writing has made a real impact on my brain. I think it would be inspiring to see someone whose writing I wish to emulate in real life and see that they're a real person, like me.

as to waht's in it for you....um...candy?

Bryan said...

mike is not a real person

he is wisps and the occasional blazer.

be very careful if you meet him

he likes expensive breakfasts.

Mike Young said...

Bryan, in his unseemly sling of misinformation, omits the fact that I also like inexpensive breakfasts.