There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.
All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself.
I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings.