Tuesday, May 08, 2012

News at Eleven: Mark Strand: I've declared this,

I'm ashamed to say, a number of times. I get tired of it. I feel drained by it. I need time to recoup my energies. I am not a poetry writing machine. It's not a reflex. It's not an automatic thing with me. I have to feel I'm in that world. After I'd finished Man and Camel I felt drained. I felt I'd run out of gas and this happens periodically to me, which makes me think I'm not a natural poet. Some people just keep writing and writing and never seem to run out of ideas or energy or desire. I write few poems.

from Guernica: Not Quite Invisible
then NPR: 'Almost Invisible': New Poems From Mark Strand


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