Even the most affectionate portrait of a loved one, the most intimate praise never mind depictions of estrangement or disaffection can and will offend. How do we proceed. People with ADD have no tolerance for boredom. But I do think the more we refine our abilities, the more embarrassing our older work becomes.
Seamus Heaney has written that poetry or great writing of any kind provides a culture with images adequate to its predicament. I always feel renewed and grateful if the material, whatever it is, induces that self-forgetful perfectly useless concentration.
He was a brilliant talker, a fabulous poet, and a very funny man who lost many years of his writing life to alcoholism. He said he followed it and it worked like a charm. Bishop writes that what we want from great art is the same thing necessary for its creation, and that is, a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration.
A sublimation of sexual energy. So I waited six months and sent the poem back unchanged with a letter thanking the editor for his suggestions, all of which I said I took.
I once asked a very talented student of mine why she wanted to become a writer. The only difference now my knowing enough not to think.
The elevated, the demotic. Reg got to read the magnificent final section in which the speaker fishes with a young boy he has befriended: Early the next morning, I poach In the Rod and Gun Club, the boy beside me, In pitch black, making our way by starlight And the cold flowing river.
What exactly were we doing. What do you mean, I asked. InI published a book of personal essays. The child psychologist I went to had recently tested one of my children for ADD.
Eventually, we both ended up teaching in the Chicago area. Tim and I met at Stanford in This quintessentially American celebrity-driven fantasy is just the self-indulgent flip side of an older, time honored messianic fantasy of the writer as unacknowledged cultural legislator.
By way of illustration, let me tell you a story. In my desire it is already light. Writing for me, he said, was a prime example of what he called compensatory behavior. Then finally, the long, moon-shimmering slick Coming down hard into a sucking whirlpool.
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