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Victoria Chang
Poet and Writer. Books: OBIT (Copper Canyon, 2020) | BARBIE CHANG | THE BOSS | SALVINIA MOLESTA | CIRCLE | IS MOMMY? (picture book). Antioch .
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
Yes!: "I have to say, I feel pretty allergic to the word 'success' near the word 'writer'; I like it even less when it’s near me. Thoughts like that get in the way of writing, in my opinion." -Nelson
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
"You can...shake your fist at the publishing world as gutless. But it’s probably a waste of time to rage against that machine. You have to remember, always, that what people think will sell is not the same question as whether or not one is writing worthwhile literature." -Nelson
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
Must be nice: "Maybe I have an overly robust ego, but the bald truth is that I have always believed in my books, so that when no one wants to publish one, I’ve always felt more 'your loss' than 'I suck.' -Maggie Nelson,
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
"In any event, immediate reception has a big emotional and sometimes material impact on a writer, but it’s not a great indicator of the work your books may one day do in the world. So you just have to keep going." -Maggie Nelson,
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Dana Cann Apr 17
Poetry reviewed in ⁦⁩ today, including THE TRADITION by ⁦
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
So deserving!
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
Replying to @bethbachmann
Keep working towards whatever calls you.
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
Proud of you. Your therapist is SO smart. 💜💜💜😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
So such smartness here. “Space is a form of control...making space around the words...is a bit how I feel in public. interviewed in : “
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
For all those busy people, poems are inevitable: “The mind acts, the mind wills a poem, often against our own will; somehow this happens, somehow a poem gets written in the middle of a chaotic holiday party that has just run out of ice, and it’s your house.” Ruefle
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
“I believe many fine poems begin with ideas, but if you tell too many faces this, or tell it too loudly, they will get the wrong idea.” -Ruefle, Madness, Rack, and Honey
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Anjali Enjeti Apr 16
We at have an exciting news. We've altered our application requirements for membership: 3 published review bylines OR 1 byline and a statement of interest! We've also instituted a new level of membership (Sustainer) to support the work we do.
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Marla Frazee Apr 17
Authors and illustrators often capture ideas that come to us almost in a dream state. As we work to manifest them, we know that judging our work during the process will stymie our creativity. This is the catch we sometimes/always get caught in. There’s no way around it.
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Victoria Chang Apr 17
Good luck and enjoy!! I go to MacDowell in a few weeks. Let’s do this!
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David Baker Apr 16
Stan's obituary in today's New York Times.
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Dana Levin Apr 16
As just told me: “For a very long time, everybody refuses and then almost without a pause, everybody accepts.” -Stein
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Victoria Chang Apr 16
Now I’ve got Stein in the mind: “A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing.”
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Victoria Chang Apr 16
“Transgressions and transcendence are what we are looking for when we make art.” -Terrance Hayes
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Victoria Chang Apr 15
Second-to-last Antioch University MFA Program info. session of the season! Learn all about our program, 4/20 10am PST. Online/Virtual: register here:
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Victoria Chang Apr 15
Replying to @readandbreathe
Oh wow! That's depressing.
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