My mother was the fourth generation of women to have worked with the Walker company. As a little girl, I would go to her office while she worked. She was a very capable woman.
Writing, for me, is the great organiser. It's while writing that I think most deeply about things.
We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
We think of stars as celestial beings. And once in a while, they smile at us from the pages of 'People' magazine.
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
I played a nerdy guy on 'CSI: NY' for nine years. I want to be bad for a while. I want to be really, really bad.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
Negroes are in no mood to shoulder guns for democracy abroad while they are denied democracy here at home.
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
While my mother wanted me to be a musician, I wanted to become an electronic engineer.