Monday, March 22, 2010

The Lesson

Peggy Garrison an amazing poet and short story writer, when asked about censorship and finding your inner voice, responded with a quote from one of her students:

“There’s a witch near my ear riding shotgun-
trying to pick off my sentences before they can crawl to the page.”

Her eyes almost rolled back as she spoke the words, the lines in her face and the determination in her voice kept us from laughing. She had made this her mantra many years ago when an unsung student surprised her with it and we made it ours just because she told us to.

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