Man Has Things To Say

“People talk about dumbing-down, but there’s a parallel process which is a numbing-down. When a poet is asking you to commune with him or her for this period of time — it gives people the creeps, now. That’s why people are always talking on their phones, or looking at their phones, it’s because they don’t want to be alone with their thoughts.”
— Even people who absolutely hate Martin Amis will find something with which to engage in this interview, probably because it’s about 700,000 words long. (I like it a lot!)