i’m back! just spent the last half-hour watching the 3-part interview with irene mckinney (from your link to you-tube). thank you for it.
it reminded me what a gift it was to see her, with her red hair and big glasses, zipping around the English annex, which was full of her male colleagues in their suits. i adored those professors, as well, and one is a poet whom i still read, but seeing her among them made a great impression on me about how to be who you are.
i owe this bright part of a dreary east coast november afternoon to you. :)