4. Has your consideration of poetry changed since you began?
I would hope so – I think if my consideration of it hadn’t changed, I’d still be stuck where I was as a teen or early 20s writer, which would mean my work hadn’t grown, evolved, or improved. I’m not embarrassed by my old work – it was necessary to get me to where I am now – but I’m also glad that I’ve evolved past it. That has less to do with academia or my MFA degree & more to do with active engagement with poetry peers, reading what they’re writing, how they’re doing it, & the constant influence of ideas that you can achieve through poets + social media.