Poets & Writers

Reconnecting After a Silence

1 BECOME an open door. This can mean different things at different times. It might mean: Clear your calendar of other obligations, even if for only an hour or two, or a day or two, a week. It might mean: Find the courage to say—even as privately as to a piece of paper—what is in you to say. It might mean: Don’t be afraid to write badly. It might mean: Welcome the silence; think

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