6 Books That Made a Difference to Sue Monk Kidd
The author of The Invention of Wings has a pile of books on her desk that keeps her going—not just in writing, but in life. Read them all...
"I read poetry if I get stuck. There's nothing like either a walk on the beach or walking into a poem that can pull us back into our own work. David Whyte's
work is fantastic, especially the poem 'Sweet Darkness.' I can quote it when he says 'Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong,'and 'Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.' How can we read that without being moved to return to ourselves, to return to what matters, to return to our work? If you read a poem with great attentiveness, often you experience a little rebirth"