A strange part of all this leaning toward shapeliness is that a writer is also made, enlarged, changed and transformed. She may fly into ethereal realms or trudge through the underworld, may die on the phoenix pyre many times. She experiences redemption, loss, debasement, courage, all wax and wane--a whole gamut of ways of being. She loves the unloveable as well as the much-loved. Like a fantasy object, a writer becomes bigger on the inside through making poems and narratives.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
… Marly Youmans / The Palace at 2:00 a.m. / poems, stories, novels: To make or not to make--. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)