What are your relationships like?
“I kind of half-live with a writer; we’ve lived off and on together. He’s a poet, and he does his work at a certain time, I do my work at a certain time. And there’s a lot of mutual support and appreciation for the other’s work. He comes through as a muse for me because his images are so rich. And he’s very disciplined and very productive, and that’s great for me too.
“Almost all my friends are writers. My community is made up of writers. When you talk to other writers, you can discuss things that you couldn’t discuss with somebody who’s not a writer.”