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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What woud you give up for the sake of your poetry?

... someone asked.

My reply:

I have written poetry since early childhood; it feels almost as natural and necessary to me as breathing. Indeed, not to do it would be a kind of death. So the question of sacrifice simply doesn't come into it. Poetry is what I can't not do, and also I have a life which happens against that backdrop or within that context.