How important is music to your poetry?
Music is exceptionally important to me as a poet. Writing and music are all parts of a whole. Poetry is music and music is poetry – rhythm, tone, dynamics, etc. They are just different means of expression.
As a long-time pianist and chorister, some of my work definitely has been influenced by music. I was very honoured to have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Worcester Review for my poem, "Cool Jazz". I wrote that poem on a music staff so as to mimic a page of sheet music.