Bill Spanos, my teacher and the founding co-editor of boundary 2 died this morning in Binghamton NY. His son, Adam Spanos and his wife, Shohreh, were with him. I met Bill in August 1970 over a cup of coffee in his book lined study listening to Bach. He had great plans for rewriting the history of especially American literature, for redoing criticism as a form of ontological engagement with human historicality, and for creating a journal to embody and enable all of this. He came very near to pulling it off over a life-time of writing, teaching, and reading with deep ethical purpose and energy. He was writing books until the last. There is much more to say.