Severine Ware is a writer of both prose and poetry who frequently has to stop one to satisfy the other. Currently working on her first novel, Ms. Ware is finding the balance between pure inspiration and the purposeful creation of art very…interesting.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pa, Ms. Ware has traveled widely and weirdly with her family. Her passions range from archaeology to architecture, from Shakespeare to Shelley and she is always happy to see a good quote or a lovely painting come her way. She has found solace in the the words of T.S. Eliot and inspiration in the words of Faulkner (as spoken by John Malkovich) and all the important things she has learned and is still learning about writing are described in the two following quotes.
She is repeatedly set on fire by the third.
1. “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal…”
2. “Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands.”
3. “Reach for the fire from heaven boldly and without apology.”