If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time.
In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there’s always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
A lot happens by accident in poetry.
We’re not in love with Literature all the time – especially when you have to teach it every day.
The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.
My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
I am not at all clear what free verse is anymore. That’s one of the things you learn not to know.