As I remember, the first real poem I wrote was about the wheat fields between Spokane and Pullman, to the south.
Environmental concerns and feminism are locked together. Generally, women have closer connections to the organic nature of our lives.
I discovered it was easier to carry around a pen than a piano.
I was raised to be a girl Michelangelo.
No matter how brief an encounter you have with anybody, you both change.
I began writing poems when I was about eight, with a heavy assist from my mother. She read me Arthur Waley's translations and Whitman and Robinson Jeffers, who have been lifelong influences on me. My father read Keats to me, and then he read more Keats while I was lying on the sofa struggling with asthma.