WordPress.com Blogging University Day One Assignment: Who I am and Why I’m Here

Every Poem is not a Sonnet

Good morning! I am blogging as an aspiring poet. It took me a long time to acknowledge I am a poet and an even longer time to admit I am a poet in public. I don’t expect to make enough money to support my family, if I ever make money at all. Making money is not my goal with poetry. My ultimate goal is to become Poet Laureate of the United States.

I know, it is a lofty goal, but I have a plan! I am enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing through National University. My focus in the program is poetry. I am ramping up to start my second-to-last class, which is Thesis I (Practicum) and my final class is Thesis II (Revision). I have met some great people, had some excellent mentors, and written some brilliant poetry.

When I finish the MFA in May 2017, I plan on organizing a list of contests I am interested in submitting to. For the next one to two years, I will submit to as many contests as possible. In that time, I will also research chapbook publishers and prepare my work for publication. Following that and with a few chapbooks to my name, I will research book publishers and seek assistance to publish my first book of poetry.

I will publish poems and my thoughts on poetry as well as the craft itself. I plan on linking professional articles to my site and connecting with peers published poets alike.

Thank you for reading,



2 thoughts on “WordPress.com Blogging University Day One Assignment: Who I am and Why I’m Here

    1. Thank you for the kind words! You’re exactly right. I’ve been hearing a lot lately about speaking things into reality and pursuing goals. The first step is to articulate your goals. The second is to return to them annually, monthly, weekly, even daily as you pursue them. Thank you again! Cheers!


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