Amazement awaits us at every corner.
Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.
Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.