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A lot of times students will come up to me and say, "Well, I cant write because I dont know what I think about such-and-such." And I say, "Thats why you have to write." You dont wait until you know, because then who cares - its static.
— Alison Hawthorne Deming —

A lot of times students will come up to me and say, "Well, I can't write because I don't know what I think about such-and-such." And I say, "That's why you have to write." You don't wait until you know, because then who cares - it's static.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

Earth's immune system - its rapid response team of self-protection - becomes invigorated at times of peril. And one sees it at play now in the upwelling of grassroots work aimed at finding a sustainable future.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I am a result of what has happened on this planet - how could I find the art to say that? I can't, and yet, I am drawn to it because of the enormity of it. That seems really important.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

There are landscapes and species that are not going to be here a hundred years from now, fifty years from now. One gift we as writers give to the world is to bear witness to these landscapes and species as we have experienced them.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I'm just really interested in the interface of the individual with the collective. I think that's where the arts live.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I'm really interested in culture because it is such a powerful human force, particularly in America where we think it's all about the individual.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I'm trying to learn something about making a balance between the inner life and the outer life. I wouldn't write if I didn't need to be making those discoveries, if I didn't feel the perpetual ignorance of being a human being.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

Life seems complicated to me; I feel confused a lot of the time by life. I feel confused about the fact that we can be so tender as creatures to one another, and so monstrous at the same time.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

What keeps me level is the refusal to let the best of human aspirations die in the face of the challenges. I make a moral decision to be hopeful.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I like the dance between sustained focus and digression that the long poem invites. A controlling metaphor helps to sustain the long poem.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

I had wanted for so many years to feel that writing really was at the center of my life, not something I did in my spare time. So the writing and teaching feel in some way to be one thing - the personal engagement and the social engagement good partners.

— Alison Hawthorne Deming

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