Monday, December 7, 2015
"Wayward, natural and unnatural silences"
A fragment of Phyllis Webb's "Foreword" to Wilson's Bowl (1980):
My poems are born out of great struggles of silence. This book has been long in coming. Wayward, natural and unnatural silences, my desire for privacy, my critical hesitations, my critical wounds, my dissatisfaction with myself and the work have all contributed to a strange gestation.