Daniel Zomparelli: What advice would you have for young poets?
George Bowering: If you fuck up, screw ‘em. Actually I was talking to a 15 year old poet, and the father told me to give him advice, and I said “stop writing poetry and go do something sensible.” He’ll either stop writing poetry, or continue to write poetry and that’s that. Oh, also another piece of advice, read 100 books for every poem… and write a poem every day. Ha!
- George Bowering, in interview with Daniel Zomparelli on the Geist Blog. You can read the whole interview here.