It takes a long time to publish a book.
I'm a writer who likes to be influenced.
Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
I never thought of myself as a New York poet or as an American poet.
It seems everything is so full of possibilities one can hardly take it all in.
Picasso said once when being interviewed that one should not be one's own connoisseur.
It's enormously cheering to get a good review by someone who seems to understand your work.
I certainly have the feeling that I'm the same person even though I've changed a great deal.
It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
As for political poetry, as it's usually defined, it seems there's very little good political poetry.