“… as a poet, I often think of myself more as a conduit or channel through which something beyond my own experience—the Mystery, if you will—is expressed. These are the poems that arrive unexpectedly and begin to flow with such a force that you must stop what you are doing to scribble it down. Does the poem stay in its given form, or does the poet polish and refine it?
[with or without extensive revision] I am a servant of the poem…”
Interview in 2018 regarding the poem “At the Phsychiatrist’s Office” and writing about mental illness.
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