Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno

I think the mad wives and mistresses are my hysterics - even the fictionalized ones. I want to trace how they were silenced, I want to find for them an escape route.More Kate Zambreno quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I try to tell student writers to read as much as possible, not only literature but philosophy, theory, and to form obsessions. There's a big taboo in fiction creative writing workshops against using the self at all, and I think I try to encourage students to write the self, but to connect the self to something larger, which is to be this thinking, seeing, searching, eternally curious person, and that writing can come out of investigating and trying to understand confusion, and doubts, and obsessions.More Kate Zambreno quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of my moments of coming to writing, of needing to write to attempt to create myself, to attempt to absolve and understand my past passivity, came when a girl I loved very much, who I had been estranged from for some time, killed herself.More Kate Zambreno quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do teach fiction and non-fiction, and usually I'm interested in works that confuse genre, but I'm very new to teaching creative writing, I don't have an MFA, or a PhD, I tend to approach it just through my own practice.More Kate Zambreno quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think so often, especially if the work is perceived of as being drawn from life, the woman, not her book, is reviewed.More Kate Zambreno quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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