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There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don’t think I can imitate it, but…
There are different gradations of personhood in different poems. Some of them seem far away from me and some up close, and the up-close ones…
I mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented… I feel…
I don’t read reviews and I don’t know what to do with opinions, so I just lose them. They take up space, they become a…
I don’t know that we really think any thoughts; we think connections between thoughts. That’s where the mind moves, that’s what’s new, and the thoughts…
I never had much education in English poetry as such.
When I began to be published, people got the idea that I should ‘teach writing,’ which I have no idea how to do and don’t…
I am kind of a curmudgeonly person, so I don’t gravitate to groups or traditions, which is probably just pretentious of me.
Maybe I could have been good as a drawer if I had done it as much as I did writing, but it’s more scary to…
I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and…
We’re talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every…
We participate in the creation of the world by decreating ourselves.
I do think that something of the effect I have on people is to put everything on an edge where they’re both infatuated with a…
I do think I have an ability to record sensual and emotional facts and factoids, to construct a convincing surface of what life feels like,…
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