Immense and Startling Power ~ Raymond Carver’s View From the Keyboard

“It’s possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring—with immense, even startling power.” – Raymond Carver

Back from England, where I spent an evening reading and talking about short stories with K. J. Orr, D. W. Wilson, and Adam Marek for a Daunt Books event at The Stag in Hampstead. And today, back at work in Chicago where meetings loom in the next few hours, I find myself thinking about writing, about story, about the wonderful story writers I have come to know. And about Raymond Carver.

Thanks for reading. – PMc←