Kaveh Akbar: Interview with Max Ritvo
"That’s really interesting. I actually never noticed how Zen the line 'I come from a place where the water’s emptiness' is. You’re right, there is a kind of holding, repose, there. It's hard for me to notice my own calm, sometimes! I think the failure of the sublime is part of the sublime. For whatever reason, I have this emotional rhythm when I write. I write something beautiful, and then something to knock it all down. But then the knocked down thing is kind of pretty, too."