To Be the Poet

@inproceedings{Kingston2002ToBT,
  title={To Be the Poet},
  author={Maxine Hong Kingston},
  year={2002}
}
"I have almost finished my longbook, Maxine Hong Kingston declares. "Let my life as Poet begin...I won't be a workhorse anymore; I'll be a skylark". "To Be the Poet" is Kingston's manifesto, the avowal and declaration of a writer who has devoted a good part of her 60 years to writing prose, and who, over the course of this spirited and inspiring book, works out what the rest of her life will be, in poetry. Taking readers along with her, this celebrated writer gathers advice from her gifted… CONTINUE READING

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