EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW
I’m a guy who can do poetry anywhere. I can walk out in the middle of the city, in some intersection, and probably stop the crowd, make them listen and cheer. That’s not art; to me, that’s crowd control. I prefer more intimate settings wherein I can silence an audience and give people something does something to them, something they give back to me, creating this back and forth, transcendent thing: some call it the zone. If you put yourself in front of people and ask who they really are, where they come from, without any agenda, that zone will spill over, and you get into what they really value. Photo by Galene Studios.