A Poet Reflects

"I started out with nothing in the world but a kind of passion, a driving desire.  I don’t know where it came from, and I do not know why—or why I have been so stubborn about it that nothing could deflect me.  But this thing between me and my writing is the strongest bond I have ever had—stronger than any bond or any engagement with any human being or with any other work I’ve ever done."
—Katherine Anne Porter, from The Writer’s Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from the 20th Century’s Preeminent Writers, edited by George Plimpton (Viking, 1989)

"I started out with nothing in the world but a kind of passion, a driving desire.  I don’t know where it came from, and I do not know why—or why I have been so stubborn about it that nothing could deflect me.  But this thing between me and my writing is the strongest bond I have ever had—stronger than any bond or any engagement with any human being or with any other work I’ve ever done."

—Katherine Anne Porter, from The Writer’s Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from the 20th Century’s Preeminent Writers, edited by George Plimpton (Viking, 1989)

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