Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It's my way of talking to the world.
Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.