MELISSA BLOCK, Host:
Now, a brief note of positivity from our commentator Andrei Codrescu. He's been toiling away at his craft and he has these thoughts on the need for reinforcement.
ANDREI CODRESCU: Positive reinforcement, get it wherever and whenever you can, especially if it's poetry you've been committing. But it works as well with woods, glass, metal, silk, drier lint and other art materials - whatever you do that isn't practical and can therefore be only amazing.
BLOCK: That's the amazing Andrei Codrescu. He is the author of the book "Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments."
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