Not too much to sink your teeth into in this interview with Charles Simic, the current poet laureate of the United States, but it's a quick, fun read.
From The New York Times:
As the poet laureate of the
Poetry doesn’t need much promotion. It is doing quite well in this country. I gave a reading the other night in Concord, N.H., with two former poet laureates — Donald Hall and Maxine Kumin —and 740 people came. That’s a lot of people!
What kind of mood do you wake up in on most mornings?
Full of pep! I get up at 5. I turn on the computer, and I start reading newspapers, and within a half an hour, I’m so full of energy and anger and ready to start the day.