"If you've been a poet for 20 years," she says, "you don't expect anybody to read anything you write."
From an interview at Salon http://www.salon.com/may97/karr970521.html
An interesting interview about memoir, a genre I am dabbling with myself more and more as the years tick by. To make my life interesting, I'd have to tell the truth, and that is frightening. Not about to do that today!