I never fantasized or invented a thing, not one thing. I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.
I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.
Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.
If there is no certain reality, the idea of following a leader must be scrutinized.
The first poem I ever wrote, about loss, when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write.
I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia.
All the books I have written have been one book, from the beginning.
All creatures are flawed, but out of the flaw may come the universe.
If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
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