I think if you feel like you were born to write, then you probably were.
One side of an ongoing dialogue which Sharon, my therapist - Desiree Dallagiacomo
this is a chilling, wonderful, breathtaking poem. Desiree is phenom.
This kills me every time I watch it.
We need our poets now more than ever. In fact, they should be on the front lines — at rallies and marches — questioning and rebuking whatever systems they deem poisonous to civil society. They once fed us, our poets; emptying themselves in the process. Generously, courageously, they brought the darkness to light. They said what we felt, and didn’t mind taking the heat for it — whatever that meant. Did they stop speaking, or have we stopped listening?
—Juan Vidal (on NPR, Where Have All The Poets Gone?)