I asked him what he's been reading. His reply:
At the moment, in the middle of the semester, I am reading what I am teaching at SDSU's MFA program ---Marshal Zeringue
Bible, Gilgamesh, Shakespeare's Tempest, Sappho, Ancient Japanese poetry.
Also: Paul Celan, Italo Calvino, Emily Dickinson, Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.