October 10, 2015 at 11:48PM on Facebook
Is suffering a necessary precondition for great writing? The 6th-century Chinese scholar Liu Xie said no—quite the opposite. Will Buckingham explains.
Writing, Work and Ease
I'm the author of several books, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my literary blog Via Negativa. I'm the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing the best poetry videos on the web. More...