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What has stayed true in my life as a writer is my dedication to writing - I try to write every day, no matter what - and the joy that writing has given me. -- Denise Duhamel
My advice to my younger self would have been, "Chill. Concentrate on the poems. Everything else will work itself out." -- Denise Duhamel
In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches "All is emptiness"
and "There is no self."
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt. -- Denise Duhamel
As a teenager, I loved acting, painting, photography, and making films with my friend's Super 8 camera. But I always loved writing the best. I chose writing even before I knew poetry was available to me. -- Denise Duhamel
I love going to movie theaters, even in the era of movies on-demand and Netflix. When you are in a movie theater, no one can reach you by phone or other means. -- Denise Duhamel
After my marriage ended, I had an urge to skip that part of my life completely in terms of poetry, not publish anything at all about it. -- Denise Duhamel
I also could see myself as a stand-up comedian, a fashion designer (for people of all sizes), a hairdresser, an earnest and eventually burnt-out politician, or the owner of a small bistro. But I fear that, without poetry, I would have simply been going through the motions. -- Denise Duhamel
I still write what I need to write - but I can't deny that something has changed when I think about sending work out. Maybe it's just growing older and feeling more responsible to the world. -- Denise Duhamel
I am interested in the confines of the page and busting through/off the page as well. A writer must let go of the line when writing prose poems, which brings its own pleasures. -- Denise Duhamel
The "truth" is the poem itself. Just because someone writes a poem about a feeling she has does not mean that the feeling will stay forever. The truth of the emotion of the poem remains, even if the particular truth of the poet changes. -- Denise Duhamel
Visual media is the dominant art form in our present day culture, whereas poetry is, at best, a proxy. Yet poetry and film are both "dream factories." -- Denise Duhamel
Over the years, I became more and more interested in the forms and techniques in which things could be said. -- Denise Duhamel
The spoken word community was significant in making me want to write accessible and urgent poems. Bob Holman, in particular, was an impressive figure. -- Denise Duhamel
Jean Valentine and Jane Cooper were my professors at Sarah Lawrence College - and they were uncompromised in their art. They gave me models of how to live one's life as a poet. -- Denise Duhamel
I started wanting desperately to say something, to make a point, to be heard - and I still feel that way. Free verse served me best when I embarked on poetry. -- Denise Duhamel
Writing is performative - and while, yes, the words in essence will be there "forever," poems are often about ecstatic moments rather than trying to pin down a particular truth of an event. -- Denise Duhamel
I am open to squeezing in whatever I can in this wonderful life. Instead of asking, "Is that all there is?" I seem, lately, to be always saying, "Wow!" -- Denise Duhamel
While poetry was less professionalized than it is now, I still had this urge to win prizes and see my work in magazines, to get an "A," as though poetry could be graded. I wish I had been more patient and less frantic about getting published. -- Denise Duhamel
The "biggest" poems I ever made are based on the psychological principal of the "Johari Window:" what the self freely shares with others; what the self hides from others; what others hide from the self; and what is unknown to the self and others. -- Denise Duhamel
I don't know if there are topics that I unconsciously avoid, but as soon as they pop up in my writing, I try to take on those topics, whether or not I publish the poems. -- Denise Duhamel
Unlike Woody Allen, I would be happy to be part of any (poetry) club that would have me. -- Denise Duhamel
I know writers for whom the act of writing is a necessary chore. They suffer to write great work. I am very lucky that for me writing is a delight. -- Denise Duhamel
If you are my friend and say to me, "Please don't write about this," I won't. -- Denise Duhamel
Though it does seem like I have written an immense amount of work, over the years I have pushed the pause button. I have poems that I haven't sent out for publication, mostly based on political/social issues. -- Denise Duhamel
Not that a poem can "hurt" someone the same way a physical blow can or even a mean remark can ... I just felt unsure that my tone would be taken the right way and/or unsure of my own writing, that I couldn't maintain the tone I wanted. -- Denise Duhamel