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Cecilia Woloch (2008)

Such an interesting and impossible question! My first impulse is to steal an answer Samuel Beckett (I think) gave to this question: "Because I can't help myself." My second impulse is to say that I began to write, I think, from sheer love of language, of the sounds and images words can create, and from intoxication with the music of language and how the inner life could be made manifest -- or almost -- in words. These days I'm writing more prose, and there's a strong impulse to communicate with others, to tell stories that might not otherwise be told.

Originally posted in Dustin's former blog on 2/7/08.


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