We live in worlds that we have forged and composed. It’s much more true than any of the species that you see. I mean, it seems to me that one of the most distinctive features of human intelligence is the capacity to imagine, to project out of our own immediate circumstances and to bring to mind things that aren’t present here and now.
What people don’t realize is that everybody needs support, one way or another.
The holy land was supposed to be spotless, a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes.
I aspire to a poetry of great formal integrity, deep passion and high intellect, and I have many models for how to do that.
It is exciting to work with students thinking about issues of the day, from closing the achievement gap to finding a cure for cancer.