on trying and the sublime: Michael Czarnecki

20 Jan

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The whole thing about not trying, immediately brought to mind a Joni Mitchell song, and the times you impress me most are the times when you don’t even try, you don’t even try. It’s the same with so much of our life, when you don’t try that’s when you’re natural, when you flow with it, you don’t aim for the sublime, you just aim to put words out there and express your experience. And sometimes, it becomes sublime. But not because you were trying.

— the poet Michael Czarnecki, from an extended interview featured in the Winter 2013 issue

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