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March 04, 2021

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It is absolutely wonderful to hear Alan's brilliant voice on the subject of poetry. A dancer once said to me, "Dancers live in music, poets live in words." Music, words -- those are pretty sublime houses to live in.

Never tell yourself a preemptive No when you think something isn’t worth writing or you can’t do it justice; Miles Davis said, “I never think about not being able to do anything. I just pick up my horn and play the hell out of it.” Try to get past the “I don’t like writing but I love having written” attitude: love the act of writing (with all the ups and downs of love). I’ve never heard a tennis player say after a grueling match with aching legs: “I don’t like playing tennis but I love having played.”

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