And I was really engaged with the theater

And I was really engaged with the theater

I feel that you’re a representative of the culture from which you come and, and you, you’re a bridge between the culture of the host country and the culture of your original in this case, the United States

But the point being, I had to break through that understanding of, learn how to balance the poet’s life and the diplomat’s life. And I had to learn from experience that you could do both, you know, for a while, I thought I had to give up one for the other and I did for about three years. And then, and then I, my son – about to be born – uh, the night before his birth, I wrote a poem about that, about that, about this, and then that unleashed a whole, the poetry that had been stucking up, you know, for, for years. [Read more…]