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This PBS video explores the very complex and compelling phenomenon of creativity—a component of writing that all poets and writers must learn to understand for themselves. “Whatever we can do to expand our capacity for uncertainty, that is wonderful preparation for creativity.”
In this book trailer—which begins with silent, still images and includes commentary from poet and filmmaker Colin Browne—Vancouver poet George Stanley discusses "After Desire" and themes inspired by busses, death, and modernism. “It’s almost as though desire was an obstacle to seeing beauty.”...
“Even after publishing my first book, I felt that the writing of the story came out of a place of deep isolation for me.” Jhumpa Lahiri discusses the creative process that informed her latest novel, The Lowland, which recently made the 2013 Man Booker shortlist.