I began writing at age 18 and I remember that the experience was terrific because it was like continuing high school English, one of my favorite subjects. I read a lot of Old English poetry then. Dawn of a Beautiful Day was my first poem written when I was 18.
We know B9PATRIC (Patricia) on AOL as well as her soul mate Marcoosh2 (Mark) as they have been a regulars in the Late Night Poets Chat for quite some time. Patricia first discovered the room by invite and thinks it is marvelous. She feels that the LNP Poets are really smart and sociable-friendly. Although she has not been formally published as of yet but hopes to be sometime in the future.
The most valuable experience Pat has had in LNP Chat was winning the Pot O’ Gold from the Limerick Contest as well as LNP’s Best of The Best Contest !!
I had the occasion to meet Allen Ginsberg. I was working at the Whistler House Museum of Art and we had had an exhibit of his photographs. There were some photographs of him and his other literary friends. Actually I got to hang the whole exhibit. It was an experience I never will forget. The line going into the museum went all the way down the block. I didn’t get to see much of him because I was working at selling his books. But I did have the chance to meet him briefly. Nobody ever knew but I cut my finger while framing and accidentally got blood on one of the photos. Sorry about that Allen.