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“If I give myself just one constraint…suddenly I’m free” Sarah Viren on rejecting and accepting the restrictions of genre QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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I am an essayist, not a poet, but that means nothing when I’m working on one line, trying to find or make a word that fits the sound and meat of it. Most of the time, I think of genres as crude masks we’re made to wear, but it is also true that when I struggle with my prose, I’ll stop sometimes and try to write a poem. And if I give myself just one constraint—no b’s, shaped like a tree, translated from another tongue—suddenly I am free.
Sarah Viren

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