Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
What are you working on these days?
A lot of thought catching. My favorite thing to do right now is write down what comes to mind and then put the pieces together later on. It doesn’t always come out pretty, but I always like going back to the thoughts I have because sometimes I don’t know where they come from at first, but upon revisiting them, I can make sense of them in writing.
When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems?
I remember wanting to write - always, anything. One of my earliest memories is of reading the Chicago Tribune comics with my father: Pogo, Prince Valiant, Dick Tracy…. I started a Dick Tracy novel when I was six. In the words of Dylan Thomas, “I tumbled for words at once.”