“When you design a dwelling you are giving shape to space so that a body, humans mostly, but not just—can inhabit the space. If one thinks of a poem as a dwelling—after all stanza is Italian for room—then it is interesting to think not only about what one is saying, but about the space one is shaping, through which someone else will move.”
“I don’t feel like myself when I’m not reading and writing regularly.”
Public high school opened up enormous possibilities for literature and creative writing. I fell in love with Bukowski, Tolkien, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, and read all of Herman Hesse.