Much of my poetry has been written in the five years since I joined the Rehoboth Beach Writer's Guild. Inspiring instructors like Gail Comorat and Ethan Joella helped me get my footing. Additionally the Coastal Writers, a critiquing group that has been around more than 30 years, consists of a chorus of unconventional writers whose advice has been invaluable. I owe them, especially Irene Fick, Sherry Chappelle, and Jim Bourey. Special thanks to Linda Blaskey for her most kind encouragement.