I have always been a fan poetry. The freedom it represents has a way of speaking to me. I don’t get into the formalities of it all because personally I think that the style is individual to the writer.
To fore-warn you, this column will never focus on the rules imposed on writer’s by critics who have never known what it’s like to be tortured by the need to write. This column is for those who understand what it is like to live off of pots of coffee, bottles of wine, chain smoking and one hour of sleep.