I used to stand on the corner in San Diego with poems sticking out of my hip pocket, asking people if there was a place where I could read poems. The audience is half of the poem.
When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody?
We all want what’s been suddenly disallowed.
I like marketplaces. I like train stations; I like being in trains. I like airports. I like walking down the street with a pen in my hand, writing, writing, writing.
I gave my voice to poetry.
Poetry, as odd as it is, and as hard to figure out as it is, many times, it’s almost something that we’re used to. It’s kind of like a dream language that we had centuries ago, so that when we speak poetically or write a poem about what’s going on, a real difficult issue that’s facing our communities, people listen.
Poetry can tell us about what’s going on in our lives – not only our personal but our social and political lives.
You can do anything, literally, right? That’s one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe.
Fact is based upon vulgar matter.