Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 anti-rules for anti-poets

apologies to nicanor parra*

1) write a lot

2) read a lot

3) make a lot of mistakes

learn to cultivate the art of stumbling thru your life so that when you bump into something or someone or some event you may learn to pause, in wonder, and say, goddamn! it's good to be alive

*okay, i am on a parra kick but the grand anti-poet is not the first writer to coin the term anti-poet, and anyway if we don't want his example to die out we should adopt anti-poet, with all due respect and with great humility, so here i am


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