On 10/28/2013 5:36 PM, Nancy Gish wrote:
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Writing--and good writing--does not emerge from a vacuum:
 
     There aren't just two choices, 1) vacuum and 2) floods of bad writing topped off with some good. And then you also have Eliot recommending that young poets write fewer but better poems. I always thought that was a pretty good point.

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there have always been poor or even stupid books. But the ones that matter emerge from a culture of writing and of criticism.
 
This notion of limiting the books is deeply mistaken. And just who would decide--and why--who should attempt to write them or send them out to editors?