Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Closer to the Eye of a Needle

To me, the best thing about my MFA experience was not learning how to write, but learning to live as a writer. Observing the habits and attitudes that can sustain and enrich a long-term pursuit of language (from my understanding: it's deep reading, frequent scribbling, and occasional foolishness). It's important to surround yourself with people you admire, and I was able to do that in spades at Hollins. How about some words from those folks?:

Jeanne Larsen is interviewed at the Southeast Review

And the incomparable mind of Richard Dillard on display at Blackbird:


-Ed Skoog over at Coldfront



Killer first line of the moment:

We learn to live without passion.

from "The Danger of Wisdom" by Jack Gilbert
(The Dance Most of All, Knopf, 2009)


from NYT


So, so, so good.

1 comment:

Jeanne Herself said...

Good stuff, Luke. Let us poets all keep teaching one another.