“Number of times I’ve cursed said cat and dog for puking on the floor: about 10 for the cat, at least once for the dog”
“I’d like writers to move beyond the regional and the factual. Move beyond Calabria. The wonderful thing about the Sicilian writer, Giuseppe Lampedusa, is that he took his very specific, particular experience about life in a Sicily on the cusp of huge change in The Leopard and he made it universal.”
“I think a writer has an obligation, a twofold obligation. One is to bring forth the truth that is within, and the other is to bear witness in this world”
Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought about what you were going to “be” when you grew up? Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut, or a doctor, or a veterinarian. Me? I always wanted to be a writer. But the question so many writers ask themselves is: am I reallyContinue reading “A long time coming…”
“we felt that if we worked on something together, we would help to push each other through”
” how to write about something so massive, so pervasive, so threatening?”
But do we really play? Just have fun with the sport, the musical instrument, the piece of writing we’re working on? Do we improvise for the sake of improvising?
A behind the scenes look at running a poetry collective