Alec Nevala-Lee

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W.S. Merwin

I went to see Ezra Pound when I was nineteen or so. He told me something that I think I really already knew. He said that it was important to regard writing as not a chance or romantic or inspired—in the occasional sense—thing, but rather a kind of spontaneity which arises out of discipline and continual devotion to something…But I don’t understand people who can program themselves to the point where they can predict another one.

W.S. Merwin, in an interview with Artful Dodge

Written by nevalalee

August 5, 2016 at 7:30 am

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