I simply do not distinguish between work and play.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.
So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray.
I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it.
I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings.
My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It's early work, derivative work.
Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.
I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.
When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.