Iʼve written poetry since adolescence. Finding Poetry Aloud has meant that I have an outlet for my work and connecting with other poets has helped my work to develop. Iʼve been attending meetings since July 2008. Knowing that another meeting is coming up is great for jump starting creativity and getting moving on another poem. I also attended an Arvon course at Lumb bank in 2010 which I would recommend to anyone. I like to think Iʼve written some of my best work in the last few years.