Quote: No, I don’t want an office job for 30 years, thank you.

Kathleen Jamie said:

When we were young, we were told that poetry is about voice, about finding a voice and speaking with this voice, but the older I get I think it’s not about voice, it’s about listening and the art of listening, listening with attention. I don’t just mean with the ear; bringing the quality of attention to the world. The writers I like best are those who attend.

She also said:

No, I don’t want an office job for 30 years, thank you.

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