Saint Louis, MO

Joined group

Apr 14, 2016

How long have you been writing, reading or simply enjoying poetry?

I've been reading and writing poetry for a lifetime now. I probably wrote my first poem, about a train, when I was in grade school. I started writing seriously . . . fifteen years ago or so?

In an average week, how much time do you spend on reading/writing poetry?

Some weeks I spend a great deal of time. Some weeks very little. It really depends.

Who are some of your favorite poets?

I claim no particular creativity here. I've enjoyed Whitman, Bishop, Frost, cummings, really more poets than I could name right now. Some old, some new . . . I'm not sure I'd want to claim a special favorite. At one time I might have said Eliot. In an earlier life I might have picked Poe. Now I'm not so sure.