Literary Birthday - 24 March - Jo Shapcott

Happy Birthday, Jo Shapcott, born 24 March 1953

Three Quotes 
  1. A lot of things jostle in my notebook, things that I have overheard, or heard about. In all the jostling are ideas that can link, form a new kind of emotional truth, a different kind of truth than just simply the facts.
  2. I am very curious as a writer, as a person. Whatever it is that is happening, there’s nothing that’s not interesting. Every experience is fascinating.
  3. I have a load of courses under my belt. The artist should be curious about everything. As for scientists, look how often they rely on analogy and metaphor to explain complex ideas. Look at the term ‘string theory'.
Shapcott is an English poet, editor and lecturer. She has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and the Costa Book of the Year Award.

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