Advice from Joan Didion, Billy Collins, Alice Munro, & Stanley Kunitz

Advice from Joan Didion, Stanley Kunitz, Billy Collins & Alice Munro Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 2/25/22: How important is it for an author to be associated with a certain place—Seamus Heaney and Ireland, Dickens and London, Robert Frost and New England? How does a young mother, stuck at home with her kids, decide to write short stories? What is the difference between writing fiction and poetry—between sitting down to revise the same story every day, and potentially being able to start a new poem each morning (unless, of course, you’re writing a long poem!).

In this episode in the Advice series, we hear from Joan Didion and Alice Munro, Stanley Kunitz and Billy Collins.  

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