I started listening again to Tegan & Sara, whose lyrics are poetic and complex, and I started getting the urge to write again. What you listen to, read, watch, etc. will have an impact on what you produce. I try to stay active in reading poetry and it dramatically affects my poetry writing. I try to keep my library fresh and varied. I bought a few books of poetry my last trip to the used bookstore, and I received several books of poetry recently for my birthday.

What I’m reading now:

Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, by Jim Daniels