The advantage in going to the [MFA] program so late was that by then I had developed a pattern of discipline when it came to learning. I knew what could be gained by committing oneself in a very serious way.
“Fiction should have a ghostlike presence in it somewhere, something omniscient. It makes it a different reality.”
by Vicraj Gill
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Writing poetry allows me to invent games I can play anywhere and anytime. And that prevents boredom—a state I find corrosive. Of course I have to invent ever more difficult games, since I already know the solutions to the ones I just played.
by Kat Laskowski
Bang described herself as the type of person who has to learn things “the hard way, through experience.” It was no surprise, then, her urge to jump in to this mess of variation and get her hands dirty. She started with the first tercet; then one thing led to another.
Part 2 of Bloom’s exclusive video interview with Spencer Reece and Dar Williams. Learn more about the Our Little Roses poetry and documentary project; and donate before the the end of the year!
Bloom sat down with Spencer and Dar—who first met thirty years ago at Wesleyan College—to talk about their friendship; the relationship between art, spirituality, and social engagement; blooming in their 40s; and the Our Little Roses project.