I'm not as shy as everybody makes me out to be.
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.
There's so much to think about when you're becoming an adult, and there's so many great poems about that apprehension and excitement.
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.