The Atlantic - By Heart

A print interview about the poetry line that made me want to drop everything and become a poet. That line? "O, Uncle Adrian, I'm in the reservation of my mind." That's from Adrian C. Louis, one of my very favorite poets.

Illustration by Doug Mclean

Illustration by Doug Mclean

I think every writer stands in the doorway of their prison. Half in, half out. The very act of storytelling is a return to the prison of what torments us and keeps us captive, and writers are repeat offenders.