I feel like my grandparents and parents gave me a tremendous amount. And if I can pass some of that on, then I'll be very happy.
I know my mother so well, so it's hard for me to remember that people have a certain image of her, but they don't really know her personality.
Poetry is really a way of sharing feelings and ideas.
When you're going through something, whether it's a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like 'Oh my God, I'm so overwhelmed; I'm dealing with this huge thing on my own.' In fact, poetry's a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.