There's a story about me and my poems in today's Miami Herald. To read it, go here.
I was interviewed last week, and I thought it went well. Of course, Nixon probably thought everything went well each time he was interviewed--from my college newspaper days, I remember that the best interviewers make everyone feel that the interviewer is on their side.
On the other hand, I was being interviewed because I'm reading at the Library of Congress, not because I'm under indictment or because I accepted limo service and didn't declare it on my taxes.
Wouldn't it be great if poets had to worry about all the goodies they get, and whether or not they're tax deductible?
On the other hand, we have non-taxable rewards. The world shimmers with symbolic possibilities that most people would never consider.
The Summer of Reading
4 weeks ago