Sunday, January 08, 2006

Irving Layton Remembered

Irving Layton Remembered

Irving Layton passed away.

It's a piece in many of the news clippings that run on TV. It may be in the newspapers as well. Like his son, I have never read a Layton poem.

Mister Layton did say something once that was memorable to me.

In an interview, he was asked to define the purpose of the writer.

With great relish, he exclaimed, "The purpose of the writer is to slay the demons of iniquity!

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