How does your work first enter the world? Do you have a social group or writers group that you work ideas and poems with?
For the most part, my work enters the world without much supervision. I work on my poetry in retreats settings (the SWG Writers/Artists Retreats), and have attended Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium. I used to belong to numerous writing groups but kind of worked my way out of them until recently. Now I belong to the Poets out of the Vault and we meet on a regular basis to discuss our work. Most of the poets in the group are established poets, so this helps give me perspective on my writing, but mainly the group motivates me to keep bringing new work to meetings.