Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Writers Reading

Daniel Green at The Reading Experience adds some interesting thoughts about Creative Writing courses and innovation, mainly in relation to the reading experience of writing students, which has apparently taken a nosedive. He offers an extract from an interview with Stephen Dixon in the Baltimore City Paper, in which Dixon states:
[If] you have a history of having read [important literature], you want to go on to something new. So a lot of students are sort of writing what's already been written.
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