More often there’s a compromise between ethics and expediency.
Even the greatest poets can’t express tragedy in a way that is larger than their immediate circumstances.
Animals, or at least those who are conscious and capable of suffering or enjoying their lives, are not things for us to use in whatever way we find convenient.
It takes me three or four years to research and write each book and the individual stories stay with you for a long time afterwards.
Even with censorship, the Internet is a force for change.
I’m officially retired as the refuser of Academy Awards.
Many performance poets seem to believe that yelling a poem makes it comprehensible. They are wrong.
Most artists don’t get paid for what they do, and they are lucky if they can persuade a friend to let them show something at a kid’s birthday party.
We tend to think that people are more to blame for their acts than for their omissions.
I think I get angry when people cause serious suffering or don’t alleviate suffering when they could.