The residue of religion in my work appears as a modified transcendentalism, and the positivist scientific side of my thought appears as concreteness and realism. The effort to reconcile the two is at the core of all my poetry.
Common sense varies among the young, as among the old.
The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time.
Unless they’re a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we’re not against them buying guns at all.
In a poem, the words happen; they just come. I let them. Otherwise, I wouldn’t write. To interfere with what is happening is to distort the poem. Just a very small degree of intelligence and supervision is necessary. Very tactful. Any revision later that violates the text as it came, that begins rewriting the words, is fake.
The best live among us in disguise.
We’re going to see fugitives and felons, eventually, being able to get guns much more easily.
The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.
We must get rid of all the guns.