I’ve been here ten days now. Los Angeles, California State University. I have a desk in there, in the English department, computer and phone. The residency started seven days ago. I’ve given two introductory sessions which featured a sort of autobiography of myself, who I am and why I write – basically me talking about me. The sun came out this weekend.
In the first week the University newspaper featured a poem and introductory article. Made me proud. The organiser of this whole things is Doctor Lauri Ramey an expert in Black British Literature. The poem was Let There Be Peace. The newspaper will include a poem per week and in the next issue, an interview. Requests are coming in from various places, surrounding schools etc and the diary is starting to fill up which is good.