Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Richard Hugo

When you start to write, you carry to the page one of two attitudes, though you may not be aware of it. One is that all music must conform to truth. The other, that all truth must conform to music. If you believe the first, you are making your job very difficult.

Richard Hugo, “Writing Off the Subject”

Written by nevalalee

August 9, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. Looks like that is an excerpt from a larger collection? Anyway, thanks for including the link–I’m looking forward to reading this essay.

    Anthony Martin

    August 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

  2. @Anthony Martin: Glad you liked it! The page to which I linked has a lot of other good essays on the subject of poetry, too.


    September 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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