Hello, my name is Keeley Wise. My fun fact was that I want to have a career that allows me to travel the world, meaning to visit (for extended periods of time) and possibly live in the places where I can actually get a sense of culture, not the places that are all the same and are focused on making money and catering to tourists. Other than dreaming of the future when I get to see the world, I have the busy life of a full time student, employee at a long-term care facility, and mom of a wild three-year-old boy. The majority of my time is spent on those three commitments, but, in the elusive free time I have, I catch up with my family and friends. When I have serious downtime (almost never), I enjoy doing anything artistic, exploring new places, reading everything I can get my hands on, and doing anything I have never done before.
The author I chose to research is Eudora Welty, a woman who was not only a writer, but an artist. The most interesting thing that I found about Eudora was her photographs and pieces of art. Her photos and art were eclectic, serious, unique, and even comical. My favorite art of hers is a simple sketch of Hitler, including only the shape of his head and his mustache. It was unexpected and I laughed when I saw it, because she reduced such a complicated man and story to basically nothing but a mustache. To learn more about Eudora Welty or to view her photos and art, visit The Eudora Welty Foundation.
My favorite poem from the handout we received in class is “For Brothers Everywhere” by Tim Seibles because it was fast paced and current, and it felt was like he was actually speaking to his audience. In this poem, I noticed the rapid but fluid change between the language intended for his audience and playing the game and the language that described the beauty of the the way the men played the game. The language stood out when Seibles wrote smoothly of the ball in the men’s hands, which, in my head, I saw in slow motion, then immediately he transitioned to a fast pace when he wrote of the men actually throwing the ball.