Bill D.


Chicago, IL

Member since:

March 11, 2013


How long have you been writing poetry?

Since grade school back in the swinging seventies.

What is your primary goal with poetry?

To amuse my ear and embarrass my peers.

What is your primary goal with joining Chicago Poetry Meetup?

To have a commitment to produce regularly and encourage the work of others.

What do you think of work-shopping?

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.

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