Thanks to Liz Elayne, I now have a new poet to love, Li-Young Lee. This site has brief biographical information and links to several of his poems. The only one I was familiar with was "The Gift," which I'd read somewhere several years ago, but had forgotten about.
Here on the things have continued very hot--up to 105 one day. Yesterday was better at 102, but the heat indexes are pretty scary... up to 110.
Thomas says its 110 in California at his seminar, but he's having a good time.