The Writing Life,
Annie Dillard wrote,
I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
On the first of each month, a guest writer shares how he or she spends the day.
August 1, 2012: Paul Lisicky
I met Paul Lisicky at AWP this year. I had read some of his shorter pieces (in Tin House, Ploughshares, Fence, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast…), his wonderful blog posts, his tweets, and was kicking myself that I had not already read The Burning House, which was waiting in my To Be Read stack at home. An early version of the opening paragraph was published as a poem in Verse Daily. In addition to Lawnboy and Famous Builder, Paul has two books in the works–Unbuilt Projects (Four Way Books, 2012) and The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, 2014). He has twice been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and recently returned there. He is currently the New Voices Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden.
Come back on August 1st to read how Paul Lisicky spends his days.