William Stafford on the Aim of Writing Courses

from The Answers are Inside the Mountains:Meditations on the Writing Life

“To let the individual student discover, or discover more fully, the help that using language can give in that individual student’s life, that is the aim.”

On Writing:

“Should we try for the perfect word? Should we try to write good pieces? No? Then what should we do? A bloodhound sets forth on a trail . . .”

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