If “almost nothing ever happens” in a Charles Wright poem, as the poet David Baker once put it (admiringly), such moments of vision can contain the whole universe. “When you’re really going, everything you see feeds into your grinder,” Mr. Wright said. “You’re alive to everything around you.”
Charles Wright Named America’s Poet Laureate – NYTimes.com
It’s like traveling. The more you think about your next trip, the more excited you get. You have a list of places you’re supposed to visit and within the first hour at your new destination, you find something else and you miss everything else on your list. But you’re there because you had a plan. The failed plan is the reason why you started the journey in the first place.
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wQr host/curator JEFF KIRBY meets with that sexy beast, writer/editor SHAWN SYMS, to discuss his new anthology Friend. Follow. Text. #StoriesfromLivingOnline and his upcoming collection of short fiction, Nothing Looks Familiar, from Arsenal Pulp Press.
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