I am interested in collaboration and how we can reflect that process and reality in our books.Years ago, when I needed to know how to collaborate to move my writing forward, I did not know how. And for an almost decade I barely wrote completely at a loss and mystified. So in that spirit, I find it interesting to promote collaborations to highlight how it is central to artistic creation.I'm mostly an autodidact when it comes to poetry, and thankfully, I have been so fortunate to have Open Books: A Poetry Emporium in town with their excellent guides. I'm currently interested in the English Romantics, and in particular, John Clare. My passions have included Paul Celan, Anne Carson, Ann Lauterbauch, Leslie Scalapino, Aaron Shurrin (whom I still can't believe we got to publish!), Carol Snow, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, Jack Spicer, and Alan Grossman. While I read a lot of poetry, I read even more non-fiction.I never finished college, but I have had many types of jobs. My idea of fun is a three-mile Hopscotch course.My main jam beyond poetry is driving around in our old Westy and I am very interested in contemporary dance.