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Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand.
My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path.
I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore.
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.
When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know.
I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor.
While I don't script and I don't use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
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