Tuesday, September 11, 2012

News at Eleven: I'm sure the first poem was written

the next morning, and I'm sure the last poem was written one year ago. I want to be accurate to that middle-aged woman, to what was happening with her. Not because she was interesting. The only thing that's going to work in the poems is accuracy, and if it's accurate it's going to be very common experience. As it turns out, 50% of marriages end in divorce and how many of that end with someone a little like the speaker in this book being left, however suddenly or not? It's not uncommon.

from The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy: Why Sharon Olds Waited to Publish a Poetry Collection About Divorce


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