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“‘Four years ago these silences took over my entire life. I needed noise—it was only by shutting out noise that I was able to write poetry,’ said Ka. ‘But now I lived in utter silence. I wasn’t speaking with any Germans, and my relations with the Turks weren’t good either—they dismissed me as a half-crazed, effete intellectual. I wasn’t seeing anyone, I wasn’t talking to anyone, and I wasn’t writing poems.‘”

From Snow (Kar) by Orhan Pamuk (my bolding)


About Chelsea
I'm currently pursuing my MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My ideal career path involves using writing, publication, and writing education to enact progressive social change.

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