Natalie Goldberg Quote

Poems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the reader's job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels.


Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (1986)

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Poems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the reader's job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels.

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Poems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the reader's job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels.

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Poems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the reader's job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels.

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Poems are taught as though the poet has put a secret key in his words and it is the reader's job to find it. Poems are not mystery novels.