Woody West's Home Page

Woody West

Arts and Humanities Department
Bellevue Community College

Office and Mail Stop: A-255
Office Hours: Varies by quarter; please call
Telephone: 425-649-3161
E-Mail: wwest@bcc.ctc.edu

I Teach . . .

In addition . . .
I am the faculty adviser to the Bellevue Community College literary magazine, Arnazella.

My Philosophy of Teaching is always developing, but I share some of the aims of Alfred North Whitehead:

The students are alive, and the purpose of education is to stimulate and guide their self-development. It follows as a corollary from this premise, that teachers also should be alive with living thoughts . . . The Aims of Education

To Learn More . . .

My Teaching Philosophy
Professional Stuff
A Sample Syllabus
Personal (but not too personal) Stuff



Ice Cream in America

All of us getting our licks
and then some: the proud with the small,
those who fell off the canvas
and reappeared downstream.

. . . always forgets her pills, reverses herself, takes some.
The hen thinks chicks,
the man in the moon, profile: a piece
of the undoctored action.

We wake up, admire the day,
let our shoes take us where they will.
The weather's glorious:
a real shine.

Fill your cap with nuts.

. . . John Ashbery


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Bellevue Community College
3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.
Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

BCC Faculty Web Page Directory

BCC English Department Faculty

Arnazella Literary Magazine


This site created by Alexandra Hart and Carleton Mercredie, Fall Quarter 1996.
Background and "leaf" border were obtained, with thanks, from Icon Bazaar.