The Saturday Writing Quote

Today’s quote calls to mind a poster that hung on the office door of one of my favorite  lit teachers at Seattle University, Dr. Hamida Bosmajian, who’d been a child in Germany during WW II. You’ve seen it — the pile of books in flames and the reminder “The first thing they do is burn the books.”

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

— Joseph Brodsky, poet and essayist, expelled from his native Russia in 1972, lived and died in America (1940-96)