Some artists shrink from self-awareness fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.
For me prose walks poetry dances.
The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
In the world of poetry there are would-be poets workshop poets promising poets lovesick poets university poets and a few real poets.
Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago when books of poems were best-sellers.
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
My films are an extension of my poetry using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
Dance vaudeville drama movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks to do what they were most afraid of doing to widen their horizons of action.
Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
Amazement awaits us at every corner.
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.