THE WILDERNESS author Maurya Simon wrote for Literary Matters!

I had two reasons for enrolling in Pitzer College in 1978: to finally complete my B.A. and to study with poet Bert Meyers, whose poetry had knocked me off my feet. It had been nearly ten years since I’d been an undergrad at U.C. Berkeley, and returning to college as a twenty-seven-year-old mother of two small daughters, made me feel ancient and out of my element on campus.