Has your consideration of poetry changed since you began?
Definitely. The way I read, write, and perceive poetry is constantly changing. Years ago, I took a post-modern poetry class in college and it blew my mind, expanding my conception of what a poem could be, opening new doors into approaching poetry. As I continue to read both contemporary and past poets, I discover more and more ways that poetry can use words to draw out emotion or intellectual discourse. I am continually fascinated by the structural forms and styles that poets use, by the unique choices of words, phrases, or dialect. I am so inspired by the poets around me.