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August 02, 2015


I've also wondered about writers who stop writing and move into other forms of art. Some (like me) I think lack the stamina and stomach for what the publishing industry has become, but I also wonder how many others turn to painting and such.

Thanks, Susan. The publishing industry has certainly become a daunting obstacle course. I think your observation is very interesting. There's a certain creative drive in artists that can take on various forms. I'm impressed if someone can go from shaping words to shaping images on a canvas because they're such different skills.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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