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Since I'm a fan of collections and anthologies, believe that the best writing often shines in shards and galloping stretches, I never find myself lobbying for a writer I enjoy reading regularly to hole up in Heidegger's hut for four or five years to bring forth a mountain.
However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
I tended to be drawn to the weirder, darker stuff. Horror and sci-fi anthologies.
I think there are just a million interviews in anthologies with famous musicians that are about the music, and they're really boring to read.
Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet.
Now, to read poetry at all is to have an ideal anthology of one's own, and in that possession to be incapable of content with the anthologies of all the world besides.
William Ernest Henley
I'll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don't have any anthologies anymore, do we?
I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies. This is new to me and I'm enjoying it.
Oh, I love to read more than anything. I always love the 'New Stories From the South' anthologies - I think it's the best short fiction collection anywhere, just filled with treasures.
As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
Carl Van Doren
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