1.) Home club?
Northwest Indiana Poets
3.) Previous positions in ISFPC?
1st Vice President - Contest Chair
4.) How long have you been writing poetry? (since what age?)
Since I was 12 [58 years]
5.) Do you remember what first turned you on to poetry?
6.) Favorite form of poetry to write?
Rhymed & metered
7.) To rhyme or not to rhyme? Which do you do?
Both are fine.
8.) Favorite poets?
Edwin Arlington Robinson, Emily Dickinson and Emma Wheeler Wilcox
9.) What line or phrase from a poem gets stuck in your head?
"Angels in the architecture spinning to infinity..." [Paul Simon]
10.) What are you favorite subjects to write about?
Whatever pops into my head.
11.) Describe your writing environment.
My very best stuff comes in a flash when I least expect it.
12.) What do you find most challenging about writing poetry?
Getting everything down before it fades away.
13.) Your day job?
14.) Other hobbies?
Study of History, reading and walking.
15.) Family members?
My wife and best friend Barbara.
16) One unusual talent?
I have spoken with God.
18.) Future goals for ISFPC?
To be the best Premier Poet I am capable of being.
Next blog post...Michael's first poem, written at age 12! But for now, enjoy his workshop from Fall Rendezvous 2015, "Immortality for Poets."