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Cross-pollinating ideas

Interview between myself and Kevin Spenst: thoughts on the editing process.

Marcus McCann mentioned in his poetics talk at versefest last night, you can have dissemination of ideas or control over, not both.

And a quote ran across since that on creativity gets to the nub of pressing it forwards and moving on rather than a proprietary protection of poems for big payoff.

“The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves. Eventually you’ll become stale.

If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish.” ~ Paul Arden – It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be (book)

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  1. nice dichotomy to ponder
    …especially for the ‘internally prolific’

    some things are seeds, though,
    and some are fruits

    the seeds can make things happen later

    the fruits spoil with handling or hoarding



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