Content Tagged ‘William Carlos Williams’

Emotion becomes an essay

February 13, 2014 | 19 Comments

Gregory Orr: memoir as ‘lyric invitation’

June 7, 2011 | 10 Comments

In our correspondence about his memoir The Blessing, I asked Gregory Orr about the accusation sometimes leveled in the literary world that memoir is mere “therapy,” whereas in fact memoir writing may stir the psyche in disturbing ways. His response appears as a guest post. Guest Post by Gregory Orr Therapeutic—that term has such a bad odor among us. I wonder why? “That’s not art, it’s therapy.” You hear that a lot, but I have to wonder what’s going on …

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