is the Love Child of Robert Hayden and Federico García Lorca.
This was before I had an MFA, but I remember going up to Adrienne Rich after a reading and blurting out "I think you're a rock star!" Not the sharpest tool in the shed, sometimes, especially when I'm around people I really love. When I saw Olena in person, I remember thinking I wanted to order her a pizza and make her some cookies. She brings out that grandmotherly side in me. I mean, I also love her poetry. But she always looks like she could just use a night off and some cookies.
S'long as it's true!
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