Elizabeth Searle

Elizabeth Searle spoke months ago at my school, but I've been puzzling over a few things she said. For example, she talked about the natural rhythm of writers.

She said something like,"The natural rhythm of writers is on and off and school doesn't always allow for that." She was talking about MFA programs, but the comment could refer to any setting.

I'm always startled when I'm in the summer institute and the person presenting says write a poem. I come up with garbage. I don't write on demand like that. My natural rhythm is definitely off.