Monday, March 31, 2008

Poet William Stafford was once asked, "When did you decide to become a poet?"

Stafford responded that the question was wrong. "Everyone is born a poet," he said, "a person discovering the way words sound and work, caring and delighting in words. I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is--why did other people stop?"

--Adapted from Writing the Australian Crawl (University of Michigan Press)

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