Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: How old were you when you started writing poetry?

ANSWER: I was eight.

Q: Do you remember the first poem you ever wrote?

A: No, but I remember the second:

"My little dog is black and white.
He walks with me both day and night."

Q: Cute! How old were you when you wrote that?

A: 22; maybe 23.

Q: So where do you get your ideas now?

A: From my notebook. Plus, I know a place.

Q: What's your favorite color?

A: Futon.

Q: What's your favorite food?

A: 0400.

Q: Do you have a MySpace page?

A: No I don't.

Q: But--if you don't have a MySpace page, how can people find you?

A: You got me.

Q: What's that on your elbow?

A: It's nothing. Let's move on.

Q: Oh. But--I think your elbow is bleeding.

A: That's not a question.

Q: Should you really be picking at that?

A: I said let's move on.

Q: Would you rather have the power of flight or invisibility?

A: Good question. I guess both.

Q: But if you had to choose one?

A: I'd still choose both. Imagine it--you could fly while you were invisible.

Q: It's more of a hypothetical thing: flight or invisibility.

A: Well, I don't see why you can't just give me both. I'll pay extra, if that's what this is about.

Q: One last question: where do you go from here?

A: I'm going to take a walk to the water.