I know the sag of the unfinished poem. And I know the release of the poem that is finished.
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up.
We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in a highly decentralized and variable fashion, with no uniform ballots and few national standards.
Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced, and cares for no better evidence.
The increase in straight-ticket party voting in recent years means that competitive congressional races can tip one way or the other depending on the showing of the candidates at the top of the ticket.
Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.
People want poetry. They need poetry. They get it. They don’t want fancy work.
Almost anything is too much. I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer. I do not want to be there. It is not even a walk we take together.
In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties.