Anne-Marie Albiach: ... I must say that I am very attracted to equations, number, geometry, it seems to me that verse coheres there... And then, with that geometry and those equations a counterpoint appears made in relation to a very painful lyricism that I can't deny.

Jean Daive: But who is asking you to deny it?

Anne-Marie Albiach: No one! But Jean, if I don't have a geometrical, mathematical base, lyric would get the upper hand, and I don't want that. I deeply mistrust that. My initial outpouring is lyric. The sources I write from come out of desire. And there is always a kind of... I am also talking about flagellation...
--from Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France
ed./trans. by Norma Cole (Burning Deck, 2000)

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