Tuesday, January 29, 2013

News at Eleven: "You know, I have just made a change

to a poem. I should tell the publisher. In Running Into You, the speaker describes the ex-husband as being covered with the new partner, 'like a child working with glue/who's young to be working with glue'. One critic pointed out this was the only nasty line in the collection . . . I take criticism very seriously. And I looked at it again and thought, 'Oh my God, that is true.' It wasn't exact enough. I've added the line, 'or was I the one playing with glue?' I was the one having trouble getting unstuck from him."

from The Guardian: Sharon Olds: Confessions of a divorce


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