Most artists don't get paid for what they do, and they are lucky if they can persuade a friend to let them show something at a kid's birthday party.
Americans are accustomed to welcoming, or at least receiving, refugees from other countries, not creating our own.
Even the greatest poets can't express tragedy in a way that is larger than their immediate circumstances.
New Orleans reminds me of Romania because New Orleans is very corrupt politically.
Real artists free of the tedium of money can use, now, all of society as an idea factory.