Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Randall Jarrell

[Wallace] Stevens does not think of inspiration (or whatever you want to call it) as a condition of composition. He too is waiting for the spark from heaven to fall—poets have no choice about this—but he waits writing; and this—other things being equal, when it’s possible—is the best way for the poet to wait.

Randall Jarrell, in The Yale Review

Written by nevalalee

September 1, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. This is such a beautiful quote, really lovely.

    unwillingadult

    September 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

  2. @unwillingadult: Glad you liked it!

    nevalalee

    September 1, 2016 at 9:11 pm


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