Monday, October 29, 2018

Q&A …

… John Ashbery's Visit with High School Students [by Andrew McCarron] - The Best American Poetry(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Well, I still don’t want to pursue the life of a poet.  I started writing poetry when I was in high school actually.  It happened when I first discovered modern poetry in an anthology of Louis Untermeyer.  Up until then I thought I wanted to be a painter.  I became gradually more interested in poetry and it was easier to do than paint.  I didn’t have much talent then, surely, as a poet, but I ended up not having any talent as a painter, I think.

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