Where is Difficulty to Go?

"If there is no room in poetry for difficulty, where is difficulty to go? Just as poetry provides a home for ambiguity, it offers difficulty a place to be dramatized if not solved." -Billy Collins He goes on, however, to emphasize that there is a difference between wrestling with difficulty and deliberately making things obscure.


Give Up Everything.

"To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist." -Jasper Johns I recently discovered Jasper Johns. He's got some good stuff to say about art and the creative process. As usual, swap in the word "writer" for "artist." Or just shrug and say "A writer is … Continue reading Give Up Everything.

You’re Gonna Leave that Idea Stuck in Your Head Forever?

I've been living for this video over the past couple of weeks. Lin-Manuel Miranda on not giving up and saying no to your friends so you can say yes to your work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI_jVkV0AJs Fun fact: Hamilton is in my area this month and I just... I had a look at ticket prices. There's no way … Continue reading You’re Gonna Leave that Idea Stuck in Your Head Forever?