As Bruce DeSilva describes the way he and his wife, acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, write together, you picture a talented couple deftly blending their skills. You see Tracy and Hepburn as they whip up a lamb curry in Adam’s Rib or Lunt and Fontanne as they thrust and parry lines in The Visit.
“Taking comfort in each other’s company,” DeSilva says, he and Smith work in DeSilva’s home office. Usually, they work in silence, at least until they have full drafts to work on.
“Once one of us completes a manuscript, the collaboration becomes intense,” DeSilva says ...
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