- THERE are probably more Chinese in Los Angeles
than in any metropolitan area outside of China. (The same very likely
could be said of Mexicans, Iranians, Koreans, Japanese and more, which
is what makes Los Angeles the best international eating city in the
world.) Fifty years ago, most Chinese immigrants were concentrated in a
typical downtown Chinatown, which still exists, but more as a relic
than a vibrant community.
- It can be challenging to convince students that
reading and writing are inextricable, that writing is just a very
intense form of reading, as Wallace Stevens said.
Rebecca Loudon: Wallace Stevens once said that the act of writing poetry was actually a very intense form of reading.
What’s the actual Wallace Stevens quote?