"Poetry is a human thing," says Lux. "I never understood how it got usurped into an elitist thing — something you had to be initiated into and only a small group of people were smart enough to get it."Atwood tells Glasgow University creative writing students, go get a proper job.
The backstory of Marina Lewycka (A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian) makes interesting reading.
Bookbrowse has a Q&A with Claire Messud.
K & N who tell me this blog is "awfully boring" and the others who would love to tell me that, hopefully these will mollify you.