Allen Ginsberg on revision


I think the learning how to write is actually the realization that the ordinary mind is sufficient already, and all you have to do is be true to that, be true to your mind of the moment. What I’m saying is it’s an attitude toward art, rather than rules, a minute-by-minute practice. As I said, I revise, but by this time the attitude is, “This is it, right now—If I can’t do it now, I can’t really (do it later any) better.”