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Clean.Seamless.Risky.

April 1, 2010
  1. Choose three adjectives to describe prose/poetry at its most perfect –

Prose – Clean. Seamless. Risky.

Poetry – Characterful. Democratic. Bodily.

  1. A work of art should … finish this sentence in at least three ways that make sense to you.

Surprise.

Move.

Awaken.

  1. Which is more important ? a, Style.

b,Content/ideas.

c, Or neither, because they’re inseparable.

c – I think both are important. I don’t like showy stylists or sloppy polemicists.

  1. Name the three most perfect literary works ever written.

The Steppe by Anton Chekov.

Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

  1. What are, in your opinion, the key artistic movements ?

Romanticism and Modernism.

  1. Who is your ideal audience?

Anyone.

  1. I write because …Finish this sentence in at least two ways.

…I feel compelled to write.

…it is a craft that fascinates me.

  1. If you could choose three writers from any period to be your writing mentor who would they be?

Angela Carter.

Christopher Marlowe.

Lord Byron.

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