Brian Evenson on Leslie Norris

‘Leslie was a huge influence on my writing. […] He was very good at saying one or two quite precise things about my work in a way that allowed me to see the work from a new perspective and transform it, and I’ve tried to emulate that in my teaching: not a barrage of comments, but saying the sorts of things that will both open the writer’s eyes to aspects of the work they didn’t see before; and also speaking about the work in a way that helps to solidify the writer’s aesthetic.’

— Brian Evenson, in an Intermultiversal interview


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