on poetry

January 14, 2022

“Music is really the center of my process. A lot of it is intuitive and some of it is — for lack of a better word — mysterious. I’m following the sound of a word or phrase, and during revision, I have an idea that a particular sound wants to come back. A lot of my process at every stage is substituting different words into a line based on a sound or series of sounds. What enters is often a more precise word or a word with associations I hadn’t expected or planned, a wilder word.”
Patrick Rosal
(b. January 14, 1969)

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photo by Mark Rosal
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on poetry

January 14, 2019


“I still have no way to survive but to keep writing one line, one more line, one more line…”
Yukio Mishima
(January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970)

on poetry

January 14, 2017

John Dos Passos
“We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.”
John Dos Passos
(January 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970)

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National Portrait Gallery photo

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