You have to be prepared to embrace a life of solitude. Not all the time. But when you’re writing, that’s what is required.
“If you present the emotional truth of a situation, particularly in an essay or a poem, it transcends genre.”
“There is no competition for vulnerability. We are all in that together.”
The poet learned to “get out of earth’s orbit” to find freedom and a sense of wonder in her writing.
“The most important thing I’ve learned is to stay curious, to stay open to what the characters bring to the story – don’t be overly determined to control the story but rather let it evolve organically.”