I am reading the book, On Being a Writer, edited by Bill Blythe, and find these words by Kurt Vonnegut so relevant that I have to quote them here: “One part of writing well is writing something that can be read well. Otherwise the link between the writer and the reader is broken. Anytime the reader fails to get the message, it’s the writers fault.”

“You say what you have to say. But you have to learn to say it in such a way that the reader can see what you mean.”


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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One Response to Vonnegut

  1. Giacomo, mi amore, Good advice, even in everyday conversation.  So important to be clear.  I clearly love you, Jim Ciletti.  You make my heart leap right out of my chest.  Kathump, kathump, kathump! Your adoring wife, Maria

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