Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Flannery O'Connor once said:

It was suggested to me that I would want to preface this reading tonight with a short statement about my philosophy of writing. Of course I don't want to do anything of the kind. My approach to literary problems is very much like the one Dr. Johnson's blind housekeeper used when she poured tea for him. She put her finger inside the cup.


Notable Methods of Order (and ordering, upon conclusion of our meeting)

Michael Silverblatt said to Rae Armantrout

And that this is the subject
of many of the poems--
the growing invisibility
of what needs to be said


Notable Methods of Order (prefacing domestic tranquility)