Stephen Dobyns Quote: “My poems always begin with a…”

My poems always begin with a metaphor, but my way into the metaphor may be a word, an image, even a sound. And I rarely know the nature of the metaphor when I begin to write, but there is an attentiveness that a writer develops, a sudden alertness that is much like the feel of a fish brushing against a hook.

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Name: Stephen Dobyns
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: February 19, 1941
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