How does your work first enter the world? Do you have a social group or writers group that you work ideas and poems with? I try to stay connected to one workshop or another—whether through an academic program or an informal gathering. I’ve been fairly transitory over the last decade, so finding and sustaining these communities can be difficult. In the last year (living in a new state) I’ve been so grateful to my distant poet friends for their willingness to exchange drafts online.