This workshop has meant crammed days filled with craft seminars and intensive poetry workshops. Poetry has been a new and slightly unnerving exploration. Noon to 8 pm, it has been three weeks of new writing, as well as peer-to-peer critique. I loved Kathleen Ossip’s smile and gentle but firm direction. The evening literary salons had me reading notable but unfamiliar voices. When the three weeks were over my non-fiction writing had absorbed some poetry.