Q: Do you tend to read your poems the same way each time? Do you feel like there’s a right way for you to read them? A: I hear them a certain way. The most exciting thing is to read a poem out loud for the first time. There’s a whole kind of inside thing bursting out, and I’m always dying to hear it. I do hear it in my head, but I never read it out loud to myself until I’m in front of people. Q: You never read a poem out loud when you’re writing it? A: No. That seems obscene to me.