Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
Paris is a wonderful city. I can't say I belong to an especially anglophone community.
Community means people spending time together here, and I don't think there's really that.
Clearly, once the student is no longer a student the possibilities of relationship are enlarged.
I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted to translating two French women poets.
The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.
I think there is something about coming to a city to work that puts you in touch with it in a different way.