All one has to do to be a writer is to write. My brother had just died, and I had broken up with my wife and was living in a basement apartment. So I waited six months like you said and sent it back with a letter thanking him for his time and help, and he accepted the poem.
Is art, as Freud believed, a kind of socially acceptable wish fulfillment for asocial infantile desires? Once, in front of the apartment, the woman shouts out that her man is coming soon, just as the song has implied, and that they should all get together then.
The elevated, the demotic. I sent it to the journal Quarterly West. Editors, I said, are mostly obstacles to get around. Tim and I met at Stanford in They call it being in the zone. The son, the speaker in this poem, is angry and baffled in return.
And then I got my first publication. Even the most affectionate portrait of a loved one, the most intimate praise never mind depictions of estrangement or disaffection can and will offend. Maybe, but I doubt it. What exactly were we doing? If bad behavior or bad luck were essential ingredients of a writing life, our de-tox centers, prisons and twelve step programs would be full of writers.
I wait, calm, observant, almost indifferent now, But still the old feeling comes— Well being. The boy strikes sideways, downstream, To set the hook firmly.
So the discrepancy between the writer we are and the writer we want to be only widens as we improve. I wait, calm, observant, almost indifferent now, But still the old feeling comes— Well being. Within days, I received a letter from the editor accepting the poem and commending me for my professionalism.
Nor need one be a drunk, a womanizer or a victim of abuse.
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Often, when I’m writing, I open up my Internet browser onto poems I’ve found to be particularly instructive or compellingly enigmatic, poems that connect me with the reasons and, indeed, the questions about why I write and return to poetry as a reader, a parishioner, a believer.
Alan R. Shapiro (born February 18, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American poet and professor of English and creative writing program at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill.
He is the author of numerous poetry books, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and Dead Alive and Busy.
Alan Shapiro’s poetry takes as its subject all the nuances of human relationships. It examines the interaction between husbands and wives and lovers and neighbors, and all the modulations of feeling fostered by our earliest relationships with our parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Alan Shapiro has confined his work mostly to poetry and poetic prose, but his collection of essays In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination, Essays, includes discussions of his poetic theory concerning the narrative element in lyric poetry and the way imaginative literature can test the reader’s moral certitude.
ALAN SHAPIRO - Poets in Person - Episode Shapiro was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he studied poetry with Galway Kinnell and J.V. Cunningham.Download