Commonplace (good advice for me, as I present a lecture tonight)

“Advice to Orators” by Vikram Seth

In speech it’s best—though not the only way—
Indeed the best, it’s true, can be the worst—
Though often I… as I had meant to say:
Qualify later; state the premise first.

—From: All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990)

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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