Monday, February 6, 2012

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightening." - James Dickey

Dickey was an American poet that was born in 1923 and passed away in 1997.  He was a teacher for a while, then went to the Air Force for two years.  Later, he went into advertising, notably working for Coca-Cola and Lays Potato chips.  He published his first poetry book, Into the Stone and Other Poems, in 1960.

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