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Auden (1)

It is untrue, strictly speaking, to say that a poet should not write poems unless he must; strictly speaking it can only be said that he should not write them unless he can.

W. H. Auden


Robert Frost (1)

Our problem then is, as modern abstractionists, to have the wildness pure; to be wild with nothing to be wild about.

Robert Frost


Leslie Jameson, Author of "The Empathy Exams"

“If you grant us entry into moments that hold shame or hurt or heat, and if you’re willing to follow that heat, to feel out where all the small fires burn, then your readers will trust you. 6 more words

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Jericho Brown's Credo

I came across today’s little dose of magic in a Kenyon Review interview with Jericho Brown, whose book The New Testament left me curious to know more about his life. 621 more words


Punctuation Punctuation Such a Foreign Word to Me

When you re writing do you ever have trouble with punctuation   I ll have to admit that on occasion it gives me a bit of a tussle   … 385 more words

Lynn Steigleder

"Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on the Writing Life" by Anne Lamott

Start small, be tenacious, and take it bird by bird. Anne Lamott’s father reportedly gave this advice to his son, Ann’s older brother, when the boy struggled with a school report on birds. 54 more words

On Writing