I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual, enjoy being considered sexual objects.
Thus for each blunt-faced ignorant one The great grey rigid uniform combined Safety with virtue of the sun. Thus concepts linked like chainmail in the mind.
My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
We control the content of our dreams.
I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.
We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading.
I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.