“How did you become a poet?””Reluctantly.”

Charlie Rose interviews U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan and James Billington of the Librarian of Congress:

If I’ve written this written this properly, it’s like condensed soup… it should be reconstitutable in the mind of the reader and it should come out just about right if you’ve had a chance to read it.

And this:

I mistrust inspiration… I find it necessary to begin before I have any inspiration.

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