“The workshop inspired me to write more about my daily life and to read daily.
The class also gave me greater flexibility and freedom in showing my feelings—by using (as inspiration) humor, food references, parts of the body, etc.
What I appreciated most about the workshop was the respect shown by the instructors and my colleagues. No one criticized each other’s poems. It was very intense and emotional. I felt that everyone was sailing on the same ship. No one was left out; we were there to learn from each other. I felt that the instructors really managed to draw out the best work from us; this boosted my self-confidence.”