Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The House That Fear Built*



Living in fear of what a critic like William Logan might say about your work is like living in fear of what Hedda Hopper might say.

An American poet must live more courageously than that.


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*The name given by the long-dead gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to her Hollywood home.

4 Comments:

Blogger Leslie said...

I'd rather have Hopper snark at me than Logan. She was better at it.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Jilly said...

I have no concern whatsoever that William Logan is going to review my poetry hahaha.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Collin said...

Yep, no fears from me either. Hedda was a far smarter lady than Logan. ;-)

10:26 PM  
Blogger Virgin In The Volcano said...

I'll take neither Logan nor Hopper, but wanted to say hi. I see you're another poet gone to law school. I went to grad school in poetry with Leslie and am doing the law school bit now. Please tell me there's light at the end of the tunnel?

11:30 PM  

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