EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW
I always thought it’d be great to do readings in laundromats, beauty parlors, shopping centers, grocery stores–normal places. Like the Staten Island Ferry–actually, I did do a reading on the ferry, once. Poetry needs to be heard, so that people can feel it in their bodies. Slow down, close your eyes, listen to the images. What are you hearing? What are you seeing? Can you think of something you would like to express that feels inexpressible? Think about your job, or your day-to-day life, anything that feels constricting or exciting or that you’d like to talk about, and that’s what poetry is for.