I received a reply email from Liz Winfield today, she gave permission for me to post what she said about my poetry, so here are parts of the email I received from her after sending in my two poems Paper Glass and Dark.

“I’d like to publish both together, I like the resonance they create.”

“You have originality which can’t be taught, and a great feel for language. I hope wherever life leads you that you’ll keep on writing.”

I think one of the greatest compliments a writer can be paid is “originality” – especially for someone such as myself being young and relatively new to the world of poetry.  When beginning an art the general process people seem to go through is first copying others before branching out and creating their own style.  If one can be said to have originality at this point, that is very encouraging.

In her email today she also said of my short poems:

“It’s not easy to write successful short poems, you make them look natural and easy. ”

I also took this as a great compliment.  I love my short poems and the simplicity of haiku and it makes me very happy that someone such as Liz thinks they are good and sound natural.

Liz also sent me a handout called “Submitting your poems to literary journals and magazines” which she made for the adult ed poetry workshops she takes.  I haven’t yet looked at it but I expect it will be very handy, and I’ll update on that later.


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