Tuesday, April 09, 2013

DON'T

"Don't think you're the only bastard who ever suffered—just write as if you were." 

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"Don't blubber if you never receive prizes. Look at the poets who won the Pulitzer fifty years ago. See who's there. See who's not."

—from "The Nude That Stays Nude" by William Logan, as found in the April 2013 issue of Poetry.

1 comment:

Ada said...

"Don't think you're the only bastard who ever suffered—just write as if you were." Sage advice indeed. When I look about me, at the sufferings of the world (we do not have to look very far), I know I have not really suffered. Therefore, I challenge Homer's invocation, and ask the Muse to sing Empathy, not Wrath, for Empathy is a vaster mansion in Poetry.