“I do not come from an intellectual family. (…) There was not poetry read around the dinner table, and they didn’t take me to the library. The point is: If I got into poetry, then it’s accessible to everybody. That’s been my mission since I was a teenager: To try to get people to see that poetry is more important than people think it is.
At work on Friday, I walked into the lounge and saw Mike’s staring up from cover of the arts section of The Detroit Free Press (aka Freep). I haven’t seen him in years, but he looks the same: white beard, black beret, keen eyes behind dark-framed glasses.
How nostalgic! And serendipidous, considering the rut I’ve been in. Continue reading