turned out to be the most memorable and most inspiring class I had taken, giving me the chance to write some of my first serious poetry. I was very encouraged by my fellow students and the professor. I ended up writing three poems to tack on to my final essay assignment and got a great response. I ended up writing an entire book of poetry after that class.
BF: In your cover letter to us, you mentioned that you “rediscovered [your] love of writing poetry.” Can you share the moment that reunited you with poetry?
TT: Absolutely. After a feverish rush of writing poetry in college and a few years after, I had a long fallow period. I was working in various bookstores in different positions, including buying (when that still existed) and managing. After making the decision to return to school to get my Master’s in Teaching, I took several prerequisite courses to