Alec Nevala-Lee

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“You cannot work too hard at poetry”

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You cannot work too hard at poetry. People are bad at it not because they have tin ears, but because they simply don’t have the faintest idea how much work goes into it. It’s not as if you’re ordering a pizza or doing something that requires direct communication in a very banal way. But it seems these days the only people who spend time over things are retired people and prisoners.

Stephen Fry, to the Daily Telegraph

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June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

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