Wednesday, 20 June 2012

a gift from another

"Whatever keeps you from your work becomes your work"

Carolyn Forche, American poet.

This quotation was sent to me in an email from another American poet, Sheila Packa, whose work I had admired, and commented upon.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Samuel Beckett

"To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail....failure is his world..."

from Three Dialogues by Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit,  p 21 Samuel Beckett A Collection of Critical Essays edited by Martin Esslin. Published by Prentice Hall, 1965.

Saturday, 2 June 2012


Only if I disavow myself entirely of the notion that I am an artist, will I be able to approach the challenge of making art again.