MUSIC: Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Led Zeppelin, Wilco, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Iron and Wine, Ani DiFranco, M. Ward, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Dave Matthews, TV on the Radio, Damien Rice/Lisa Hannigan, North Mississipi All Stars, Coltrane, Mingus, Maceo, My Morning Jacket, Fionn Regan, Tapes n Tapes, David Gray, Midlake, Tokyo Police Club, Grateful Dead, Mazzy Star, LCD Soundsystem, Neko Case, Pixies, The Rapture, classical guitar, Great Lake Swimmers, DevotchKa, Arcade Fire, White Stripes, Deerhoof, !!!, Raconteurs, The National, Cold War Kids, Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power, Band of Horses, Feist, Jay Z, Beastie Boys, Fiona Apple, Owen, American Football, Paul Westerberg / Replacements, Joni Mitchell, Beck, Edie Brickell, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, good movie soundtracks, anything that makes me lose my breath, ... to start
music, art, writing poems, travel, friends, concerts, sunsets, star-gazing, cooking, fun all around, laughing, (good) surprises, trees, exercise, thunderstorms, exotic/evocative scents (gardenia, jasmine, patchouli, cedar, sage) pale ale, wine, picnics, autumn,
Californication, The Office, Jools Holland, Entourage, The Tudors, Arrested Development, Weeds
Lost in Translation, Shakespeare in Love, American Pie, Contact, Singles, Vince Vaughn, The Royal Tennenbaums, Jay and Silent Bob, Love Actually, Bull Durham, Garden State, Wonder Boys, A Knight's Tale, Amelie, Thank You for Smoking, Office Space, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, ... to start
Robert Hass (Favorite Poem: "Meditation at Lagunitas"), Mark Strand, Louis Gluck, Scott Cairns, Sherod Santos, Lynne McMahon, Elizabeth Bishop, Heather McHugh, Ted Kooser, Billy Collins, Robert Pinsky, Daniel Bourne, Jorie Graham, Sharon Olds, Czeslaw Milosz, ....to start...