“Why erase the works of other writers? The philosophical answer is that poets, as Wordsworth defines them, are “affected more than other men by absent things as if they were present.” The more practical answer: compared to writing, erasing feels easy. But I am here to convince you: to erase is to write, style is the consequence of the writer’s omissions, and the writer is always plural. To erase is to leave something else behind.”

— Jeannie Vanasco (via newspaperblackout)


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