Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn’t believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me.
Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It’s my way of talking to the world.
I don’t like writing essays or theory.