The relationship with the words someone uses is more intimate and integrated than just a quick read and a blurb can ever be. This intimacy - the words on the page being sent back and forth from engaged editor to open author - is unique in my experience.
I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality.
I'd like to go back to poetry again. I really, really revere good poetry. It's been my private discipline.
I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
I don't think ignorance is a way that you gain distance on something.