I hope you enjoy this sample of my writing. Each poem was inspired by a person or event at a different stage of my life, so they collectively encompass a wide range of themes and styles. I welcome feedback and suggestions.

Mediocribus esse poetis
Non homines, non di, non concessere columnae. 

Not gods, nor men, nor even booksellers have put up 
with poets' being second rate. 

Arts Poetica, 372, Horace, 65-8 B.C.