Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably. In my poem Poetics, it's as close as I come to telling… (read more)
I like all my children, even the squat and ugly ones.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and… (read more)
The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.
I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in… (read more)
A chronicle is very different from history proper.
I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.