May 30, 2014

The writer can never really stop, Ctd


Edna O'Brien said:
"I think that all writers are like that – your mind is always galloping, trying to write the thing you cannot write. That is one of the characteristics, one of the norms of writing."
Northern Irish poet and writer Nick Laird said in 2005:
"When I was a lawyer… I never stopped writing reviews and poems and articles. I’d do it in my lunch hour or after work. It didn’t matter how tired I was.
In January 2014 Nick said:
"I’m working on poems all the time. I was writing a poem this afternoon, before I came here. I’ve got other work—teaching at Princeton, writing articles and so on—but I’m pretty much always working on a poem." 
Precious post with Christopher Hitchens here.
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