Reading should be a repeat performance.
Who is the ideal reader? God only knows.
I feel very connected to poets across the country.
No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff.
In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.
Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality.
You can never step into the same book twice, because you are different each time you read it.
If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.