Her gift seems simple and yet it is neither simple nor common but the “confiding intimacy” of her great poems.
Blog Posts on Writing and Authors
Beginnings of anything are always inspiring, more than middle or ends, which tend to be tedious.
How to live on nothing is a question the publishers have not condescended to consider.
Since the tooth has been with me for a long time and has served me faithfully, I decided to write its story.
These days if a writer is smitten with the idea of writing a new book—a new analysis—of any supposedly well-known person, the obstacles to her research will be enormous.
I’ve been wondering why we in the blessed U.S. seem so frightened of just about everything.
We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.
We don’t know how to behave in the woods.
As a young writer publishing my first novel at the time of Roth’s debut, I wondered even then why this gentle, pastel novel received so much attention.
A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.