Quick Quotes from Reading
So I’ve been reading some William Stafford, as I mentioned recently. Most notably, in his book Writing the Australian Crawl, there were a few quotes that really stood out to me both as a reader and writer of poetry.
“There are things, you know, human things, that depend on commitment; poetry is one of those things.”
“A reader is a person who picks up signals and enters a world in language under the guidance of an earlier entry made by a writer.”
and my favorite quote from the book so far:
“What one has written is not to be defended or valued, but abandoned: others must decide significance and value.”
Other than that I had an exciting purchase for myself recently; I finally got something for filing my poems and other creative writing. I’ve got it pictured below with the William Stafford book resting against it.
Hope everyone is having a pretty nice week. I’ve got some interesting poetry I’ve been working on the past few days that I’m excited to share some of on Thursday.