Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nikki Giovanni

"I resent people who say writers write from experience. Writers don't write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don't. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."
from Black Women Writers at Work (1983)



At 4:40 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

That's a really good quote.


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