Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Read widely, read all the poetry you can get your hands on.  And in your reading, you're searching for something.  Not so much your voice.  You're searching for poets that make you jealous.  Professors of writing call this "literary influence."  It's jealousy.  And it's with every art, whether you play the saxophone, or do charcoal drawings.  You're looking to get influenced by people who make you furiously jealous. 

-- Billy Collins

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