I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it’s fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter.
Otherwise I don’t read much adult poetry at all, because I’m not smart enough and mostly I don’t get it.
My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was that my feet don’t smell, but I remember my brother’s did when we were kids.
Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.
I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn’t know what.
I’ve been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.
I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.
I would go to sketch groups and draw. I really enjoyed the subject matter, but I wasn’t good at it.
After I’d produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
I’m usually working on eight or 10 things at once.