Alec Nevala-Lee

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Louis Simpson

It may actually do more harm than good [to urge] the writer to strain his powers of invention. Rather than try to work himself up to a pitch of imagination, the poet would do well to discover what is there, in the subject. Let him immerse himself in the scene and wait for something to happen…the right, true thing.

Louis Simpson, “Reflections on Narrative Poetry”

Written by nevalalee

June 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

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