Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Why Do I Write" ~ Cecilia Woloch

Why Do I Write ~ Cecilia Woloch




Such an interesting and impossible question! My first impulse is to steal an answer Samuel Beckett (I think) gave to this question: "Because I can't help myself." My second impulse is to say that I began to write, I think, from sheer love of language, of the sounds and images words can create, and from intoxication with the music of language and how the inner life could be made manifest -- or almost -- in words. These days I'm writing more prose, and there's a strong impulse to communicate with others,
to tell stories that might not otherwise be told.

1 comment:

Collin said...

And she tells those stories so beautifully...in verse and prose.