Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

One works on two levels. At the subconscious level one is not working with an agenda, one is working out of a compulsion to tell your story, to put words on paper, to keep something from disappearing. And the joy of using language ought not to be forgotten. – Anita Desai

Source: Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

AN INTERVIEW WITH ANNE CARSON — ELEANOR WACHTEL | Brick Magazine

 

 

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Tree burial, Brule Sioux, 1890–1891

Brick 94
Winter 2015

Interview with Anne Carson

Friday Interview Series: Melissa Buzzeo by Bhanu Kapil| SHAME MAY BE FATAL

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Rose, Charnel Ground class, river ritual, Colorado.

 

THANK YOU MELISSA.  I LOVE YOU.  SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU.  I AM SO GLAD TO BE BORN INTO THIS TIME WITH YOU. KAPIL MUNI SENDS YOU A VIOLET GOLD LIGHT AND IN IT ARE THE JET FLOWERS OF YOUR OWN PRE.  PINNED UP IN YOUR HAIR.  WITH A VERY RED ROSE.  CAN YOU SEE IT?  I LOVE YOU.  AND TRANSMIT THIS ROSE.  I HOPE THIS YEAR BRINGS SWIMMING, LOVE AND HOPE INTO ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.  AS I WRITE THESE WORDS I SEE THE LONG WOODEN TABLE AGAIN.  AND YOUR BELOVEDS.  PLEASE COME TO COLORADO SOON.  WE WILL GO TO THE HOT SPRINGS AND LISTEN TO NIRVANA.  DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE WENT THROUGH KURT COBAIN’S HOME TOWN EN ROUTE TO THE SEA THE REAL SEA ESCAPING AWP SEATTLE AND WE ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOWS AND TURNED THE RADIO UP.  OUR HEARTS ARE NOT BROKEN MELISSA.  I LOVE YOU. I WANT TO BURST INTO TEARS OF GRATITUDE WRITING THESE WORDS. I CALL THE ANGEL NOW TO COME THROUGH THE BURNT GREY CLOUDS AND CUP YOU. AND REVOLUTIONIZE.  THE CONDITIONS.  AS THEY ARE.  I SEE THE ANGEL JUST SLIPPING A MAT OF SILVER-GREY LIGHT FROM UNDER YOUR FLOOR, WASHING IT OFF — ANY BLACK CHUNKS — THE DEBRIS — EMITTED DURING TONGLEN — OR THE PRACTICE OF FASTING — THEN SLIP IT BACK — LIKE A CARPET OF GOLD FIRE THAT SUPPORTS YOU AND THE LOVE THAT IS HERE ALREADY AND ABOUT TO ARRIVE.  IN YOUR REAL LIFE.  – Bhanu Kapil

Source: Friday Interview Series: Melissa Buzzeo | SHAME MAY BE FATAL

Kathy Acker Docu by Alan Benson New York 1984

Christa Wolf – Now writing is just working your way toward the… |Mythology of Blue

Now writing is just working your way toward the border that the innermost secret draws around itself, and to cross that line would mean self-destruction. But writing is also an attempt to respect the borderline only for the truly innermost secret, and bit by bit to free the taboos around that core, difficult to admit as they are, from their prison of unspeakability. Not self-destruction but self-redemption. Not being afraid of unavoidable suffering.

— Christa Wolf, City of Angels or Overcoat of Dr. Freud

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Mary Ruefle, “I now wander the earth, a ghost, with no intent to…” | Mythology of Blue

I now wander the earth, a ghost, with no intent to write, but carrying a spark in my fingertips, which keeps me in a state of constant fibrillation, neither dead nor alive, a will-o’-the-wisp of stress, art, and the hours.

— Mary Ruefle, “A Minor Personal Matter”

Mythology of Blue : I now wander the earth, a ghost, with no intent to….

John Ashbery, from “Late Echo” | Mythology of Blue

Alone with our madness and favorite flower
We see that there really is nothing left to write about.
Or rather, it is necessary to write about the same old things
In the same way, repeating the same things over and over
For love to continue and be gradually different.

John Ashbery, from “Late Echo” + 

+Mythology of Blue : Alone with our madness and favorite flower We see….