I like the challenge of making a poem out of almost nothing. Though many poets take their themes from the larger world, the craft of writing itself entails paying attention to details — word choices, form, arrangement of the ideas. If I have a definition of poetry, it is Music and Implication. I am very aware of each sound in a poem, even how it feels in the mouth when I say it. And the essence of poetry, for me, is that it suggests more than is stated on the surface.