When did you start writing?
Stories then, not poetry? How old were you when you tried poetry?
What poets initially turned your muse on?
So what was the appeal? Real people, real struggles?
What poets trip your trigger now?
What drew you to "Glacier" that you read it everyday? Can you quote a few of your favorite lines?
"The glacier's what's been piling up inside
you, mile-deep thicknesses of snow
and ice, until you're solid glacier, and no
one will come near, and there's nowhere you can go."
-- Alvin Greenberg
Which shapes your work more: workshops or mentoring?
What turns has your poetry taken along the way? When did you feel like you'd come into your voice or vision?
You are evolving. When I first read your work a decade ago, it was angry or maybe not angry but confrontational always skirting the edge of controversial, often enough to disturb any political persuasion--first one group then another. You can sense some of that earlier poet still beneath the poems now, but there's more nuance, more acknowledgement of other perspectives even if you don't buy into it. How do you account for the new direction?
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