I got this link from Jilly's Poetry Hut blog.
This is from the article:
"I do believe that when I encounter any group anywhere, that poetry is a vital force of the lives gathered there in the room," she says. "What I can do as a visiting poet is to remind them of that or awaken them to their own (poetry) or encourage them to remember language can be very sustaining even when you feel very alone -- what ways can poetry serve us, all of us, as readers, as participants, as writers. ... I have so much enthusiasm about what poetry gives us all and has given me in my own life."