Another classmate came up to me and asked if I had studied poetry. That make a total of three classmates who have asked how it is I know so much about poetry and poetic techniques. The answer is simple: No, I didn’t go to school and study poetry. I just read books.
Last night the teacher told me I should check out the writings of Randall Jarrell based on a poem draft I read for class. Other comments included the words “authoritative” and “tender.”