Chicago, ILUSA 60290
March 11, 2013
Since grade school back in the swinging seventies.
To amuse my ear and embarrass my peers.
To have a commitment to produce regularly and encourage the work of others.
It's good to be critical. It's nice to get validation in a workshop, but the benefit comes from uncovering problems and misunderstandings in the way the work is received.
I have work-shopped online for over 5 years. I have published locally and nationally, but not prolifically. I write lyrical free verse and sometimes work with forms for kicks. I visit open mics a few times a year. I like modern and inventive poetry.