I don't found literary movements, I don't rail against the publishing biz, I don't mock magazine editors, I don't work in the creative writing industry, I don't bond with fellow careerists, I don't even bond with poets I admire. 

I don't look for admiration or prestige as a poet.  (To hell with all that : go find another guru!)  The process of making poems is too mysterious and contingent for me to even think of myself as a "poet", as if a poet were some sort of steady-state identity. 

What I hope is that an occasional reader love my poems as I do.  I love them in part for being (or seeming) somewhat autonomous, standing somewhat independent of me : little creations.  I love them for being musical in feeling and thought.

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