As you may or probably may not remember, I posted a few years ago about my relationship with Rod McKuen. Well, those meditations evolved into an essay, "Rod McKuen Saves the World (Why I Write Poems)," which ended up in this fantastic anthology: Poets on Growth (notice how some of the best poets are in this anthology? Amazing, right?). If you want to know why some of your favorite poets do what they do, you should definitely own a copy. And if you aren't familiar with these poets already, you should get to know them.
My essay was also selected to be reprinted online. You can read it here!