I work best in rhyme and meter. I was most confident of myself in that way.
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Being in the closet, I saw being homosexual as a deliberate choice. It's got nothing to do with choice or the will, but I was being defiant about it.
We control the content of our dreams.
With my creative writing students, I've taught literature more than I've taught writing courses'I just hope to make them better.
While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work, I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work. But I would think that's true about many of us.
I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.
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