Tuesday, January 26, 2010

open-pore writing

"...I do believe when you are in a continuous practice and drafting stage (I was scribbling on receipts, napkins, and my hand when I wasn’t in front of my desk), and your pores are just open and alive to the possibilities of language and wordplay all around us, then nine times out of ten, the writing does come out the way I want it to come out—a nice mix of deliberation, supposition, utter surprise, and a dash of hocus-pocus ‘Where-did-THAT-image-come-from?"’ 
- Aimee Nezhukumatathil

From the blog How A Poem Happens, in conversation with Aimee about her poem "Small Murders".

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