Tony Hoagland/Lorna Crozier/Ellen Bass: Poetry and Humor
"When you become rigid the truth hasn't worked its way though you." --Hoagland
"Poems are the closest art form to a joke, in terms of brevity and pacing; having a climax (punch) line; and all the words have to be in the right places." --Hoagland
Two ways Hoagland wants to be as a poet: "One is clear. The other is not so fucking serious!"
"When people laugh, their muscles relax and then they can be penetrated by life." --Someone