Well, I still don’t want to pursue the life of a poet. I started writing poetry when I was in high school actually. It happened when I first discovered modern poetry in an anthology of Louis Untermeyer. Up until then I thought I wanted to be a painter. I became gradually more interested in poetry and it was easier to do than paint. I didn’t have much talent then, surely, as a poet, but I ended up not having any talent as a painter, I think.