Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

the university

by Heather Wood

there’s no such thing as experience –
            just talk and introductions
                        and diagrams
            of the cosmos, the movements
                        and cycles of the world
people outside moving and shaking making
            the world go around, us studying
            their motions, judging at
            cocktail parties with cheap red wine and
                        old corduroy blazers,
                                    knit ties
                        and Romanian poetry.

Heather Wood is a writer and professor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She teaches college English at University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. Her work has appeared online and in print at media outlets like AskHeather, The Wood Report, Health News Daily and Sojourn Literary Journal.