MARK ANDERSON: Tell me about the connections for you between the law and poetry.
What's your legal background?
You write of legal language often being used "not to clarify but to control." That would be, from most people's perspective, the definition of all legal language. Look at President Clinton's recent testimony: the epitome of evasion.
What are the problems and issues raised when you bring in a second language--in this case, Spanish? How does that complicate matters both in regards to poetry as law and law as poetry?
From Z Magazine. (December 1998).