C. K. Williams Quotes

Poetry confronts in the most clear-eyed way just those emotions which consciousness wishes to slide by.

Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that’s, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it’s going to come.

If you spend your whole life being depressed about life, youre wasting it.

The more I write, the more the silence seems to be eating away at me.

A dark poem is meant to redeem the dark part.