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Women’s books are kind of discriminated against. If a man writes a book about his family stories, people think of it as literature. If it’s…
I think that Sappho expresses the orphaned part of ourselves. The orphaned part of ourselves that reaches out to passion for completion. That reaches out…
I don’t think there’s just one person for everyone. It would be very hard for me to be with a guy who was not bright…
As a past president of the Writers Guild, I think women shouldn’t write for free. Maybe you have to do it for a time, to…
I guess the thing that I’m most proud of is that I kept on writing poetry. I understand that poetry is sort of the source…
There is still the feeling that women’s writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is…
Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. They think…
Often I find that poems predict what I’m going to do later in my own writing, and often I find that poems predict my life.…
I write slowly by hand. Publishing is effectively bankrupt for you unless you are Danielle Steele. It takes a year to write book and advances…
Sadly, because of the enormous gap between rich and poor, some mothers can afford helpers, but many can’t. Those who can would be kinder to…
In poetry you can express almost inexpressible feelings. You can express the pain of loss, you can express love. People always turn to poetry when…
I thought to spend my declining years writing poetry and teaching – but that won’t pay the Bergdorf’s bill. I think I’ll move to somewhere…
The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
It’s hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.
Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
I have a very sensitive nose. I identify with dogs. I understand the world through my nose.
I’ve never been able to control my public image.
I do a lot of teaching… and so I think I know how hard it is for young writers, how they have to work two…
Women are not the richer sex. Women are not equal in society.
Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that…
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