John Dufresne


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January 30, 1948

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John Dufresne teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at Florida International University. He is a French-Canadian born in America.

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the whitsun weddings redux

On the 50th anniversary of Philip Larkin's magnificent poem, "The Whitsun Weddings," fans are recreating the 200 mile train journey from Hull to London. 

and none
Thought of the others they would never meet
Or how their lives would all contain this hour

 

Here's the poem.







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Published on May 10, 2014 07:49
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“You can't possibly conduct a proper affair without a lot of deliberating, scheming, speculating, and conniving. It's a delicate balance where the excitement must equal the guilt and sex must be as bright as the future you gamble.”
John Dufresne, Love Warps the Mind a Little

“She knows what it's like to love someone who cannot love you back. Someone who needs you, holds you, yes, but someone who will never know that love is the knife in your heart.”
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“The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written.”
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