How did you first engage with poetry?
Sometimes I wonder if I ever did engage with poetry. I feel as if there has always been a disconnect between myself and poetry. I have always felt a bit at odds with what I am reading. I guess we could say perhaps my first engagement was with Cullen and Hughes back in high school. I have always been more of a Cullen fan even though he was much more traditional. But, that inspired me to understand what I did not want to do. I am not trying to do what other folks have done much better before and alongside myself.