March 7, 2013
10 years or so.
Expression. Extending language. Playing with complex rhyme. Also jolting readers!
To workshop and meet more poets, chat about poetry, writing and life and in the process become a better poet (and a better person!).
I think it's great. Results can vary, depending on the group of people one has; but with proper guidelines and sincerity a lot can be achieved. Certainly made great friends through writing groups as well.
I am a writer, poet, working on getting my first manuscript of poetry together, as well as trying to complete my first novel. I am also pursuing graduate study and teach full-time, and sit on the board of a non-profit.