If you write urgently, honestly, I think that it can be easier to be surprised by your own thoughts, your own verse. And that surprise happens many times.
The Netherlands Carillon can only be understood against a background of two nations trying to reinvent themselves during the Cold War.
Truthfully, when I was about eight years old I got really obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and I got it in my mind that if I could write a play that they starred in, I could meet them.
I feel that it is poetry that has led me into political action and not political action which has caused me to write poems.
You have reel—reeling is a part of the process of healing and they’re both equally valid. You know, we should be reeling because of what’s going on right now.