I have “journey in words” tattooed on my right arm . . . in three different languages. I truly mean it–taking that journey in words, and my tagline is “journey inwards.” The two are connected: I’m not just playing with words when I write or do poems-in-a-minute or show people how to make block poetry. I am also going inside or helping other people to go inside and see where those words take us. Continue reading
Perhaps you are not engaged in a love affair with words. I am, have been, will be, am destined to be as long as I live. If I were to have a tombstone, it would say: She had a love affair with words.
Robert Frost’s tombstone says, “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” I suppose that is true, also. Any poet does or should have such a quarrel. Why else write? Continue reading