I am a South Carolina poet whose chapbook, The Book of Myth (Stepping Stones Press, 2009) was one of six winners in the South Carolina Poetry Initiative chapbook contest. I am motivated to write about the questions I think of: A long life, what I read in the news, my coastal environment, and people who populate my circle. I am inspired by certain folk who bring questions, issues, and beauty to my life. What stirs in my inner self compels me to stay the course. It’s only through craft that I find meaning in words.