How to Write a Poem:
Catch the air
around the butterfly.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.
Do you suffer when you write? I don’t at all. Suffer like a bastard when don’t write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.
Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.
I hate writing, I love having written.
Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.