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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 30th, 2003 05:24 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


There are obviously MANY disadvantages to saving so much stuff. It becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the truly special from the not-so-special. But maybe that's the point of the whole exercise. I feel like I've been saving these things while waiting for the day when I would use them to provoke writing, at which point they would be less significant as artifacts.

The Sue Schweik class was in the fall of 1990, obviously. She was pregnant with Emma, so Julia Bader took over both sections in the spring, much to our chagrin.

I really enjoyed the theory-of-the-week format, but maybe that's because I already knew a lot about theory.

Leanne really enjoyed Sue's H.D. 150 seminar, as did our friend Priscilla.

Incidentally, Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows was in that class too. The lyrics on their first album consisted almost entirely of lines from 20th century American poets that had been singled out by his Berkeley profs, especially Schweik and Breslin.

I never had a falling out with Sue per se, but did kind of drift away. She got really mad at something we published in Bad Subjects after Breslin and Nestrick died. We meant it respectfully, but she didn't take it that way.

Apparently, there was some sort of rift, after Breslin's death, between her and the people with whom he had regularly consorted in the "Friday Group," which woudl have been meeting at the Santa Fe Bar and Grill on University (down around Sacramento) back then. I know Carolyn Porter, Mike Rogin, Richard Hutson and his new/second wife Kathy Moran were part of the crew.

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