Events are not a matter of chance.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
I have been a conspirator for so long that I mistrust all around me.
I’m not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense.
I believe that poetry should communicate.
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.
The long poem cannot be a digressive, expansive, boring exposition. It is really made of very sharp, Imagistic, quintessential poetic elements.
I started writing when I was about thirteen.
For every artist, experience is never complete until it has been reproduced in creative work.
They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood.