EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW
To be truthful I’ve never defined myself as an artist. I’m a writer. Do I create art? I do my best, but the word isn’t in yet. I don’t like the whole thing of oh, I’m an artist, and therefore all this is some special shit, it just does not appeal to me. I work at what I work at, and I try to do it well, and that’s it. I have no special call on people’s affections or attentions, any more than a great woodworker or a stonemason. Writing poetry is putting words together so that you can make them happy in company, and say something that has meaning to people.