Too cool not to share:
Thanks to a writer friend in Santa Barbara, I’ve been introduced to the Canadian poet, Anne Carson: and her book of poems, Short Talks.
Since I’m working on a novel about Vincent Van Gogh, I was drawn to “Short Talk on Van Gogh“:

The reason I drink is to understand the
yellow sky the great yellow sky, said
Van Gogh. When he looked at the
world he saw the nails that attach
colours to things and he saw that the
nails were in pain.

Infreekincredible. If anybody has written a cooler line about Van Gogh, I’d like to hear about it.
A little literary digression. Now it’s time to WRITE AT ABSOLUTE TOP SPEED.


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