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Tuesday, February 18, 2014


by Howard Winn

A college course in love has been suggested
because in this hook-up world,
the young and nubile have lost their
way to an enduring connection.
It will be for credit, of course,
and probably not with a distant learning format,
because the student will want to qualify
for that all-important B. A. in Something-
or-Other that will look impressive on the
transcript of grades to add to the CV.
A+ in Love should win an internship,
one would think, if all else fails.
Unpaid, of course, since it is the experience
that counts in the long run, along with
the invaluable networking that follows.
If hooking-up no longer makes the world go round,
let’s give love a chance.

Most recently Howard Winn had poems and fiction published in The Dalhousie Review, Descant (Canada), Cactus Heart, Main Street Rag, Caduceus, Burning Word,  Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Southern Humanities Review, Cutting Edgz and Borderlands. His B. A. is from Vassar College. His graduate degree is from the Writing Program at Stanford University. His doctoral work was done at New York University. He is a State University of New York faculty member.