Topic: Self Help
From 1970, the introduction to How To Pick Up Girls! by Eric Weber.
From Screenwriter, a short story that can be found in The Dead Fish Museum. Screenwriter is set inside a sanitarium. D'Ambrosio has just about finished his first novel and is currently doing time in Iowa.
From Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin. I am struck at Shopsin's creative process, how he let-it-all-rides on inquisitiveness and dare. Once you get in the right zone, the shackles disappear. The best poems are written fast in off-the-cuff flippancy, as if you hit upon the right moment to construct. Shopsin works along such a line in the culinary artform.
More on Shopsin: I Like Killing Flies.