To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
If I have to advise our brothers in France, I’ll tell them one thing – move to Israel, as early as possible. I say that to Jews all around the world, but there I think it’s a must and they have to move immediately.