“I have a different story to tell at 75 than I did at 25. Fifty years makes a difference and so if there’s a poet listening to us right now, one of the things I would say is don’t read your early poetry. [Laughter] No, because if you do you won’t want to contradict yourself and if you don’t contradict yourself you didn’t learn anything.”
– Nikki Giovanni from her interview with Anna Sale of Death, Sex, and Money.
Have you listened to this episode yet? It’s wonderful; the best 30 minutes of radio you’ll listen to this week, I’d say.
For the curious:
Candlestick and pitcher are both by Notary Ceramics.