"The shorter the story is, the more is at stake with every single word, every single image that you choose, and there’s really no room to take a breather."
"You see this incredible blossoming in these young women, as writers and as girls who are really thoughtful, and who have something to say about the world."
"A poet must transcend the climate in which he comes of age. Poetry must remain relevant. It must find what's essentially human."