I go to the gym, do some martial arts, and I love poetry. I have a tattoo of my family crest, and another on my back that says 'The Road Not Taken,' which is a poem by Robert Frost.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of 'A Flag for Sunrise' to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.
Madison Smartt Bell