I work in book publishing. I enjoy reading. I also write -- and sometimes publish -- poetry primarily.
Isn't it funny then -- not as in "ha-ha," but as in a great coincidence -- that the first poem I ever shared with the public eye was a submission for a literary contest put out by our public library. That poem, so simplistic as it was written by an eight-year-old, won 1st prize in my age category and was posted for all the library patrons to see. My prize? A lovely book.
I guess I've definitely met my calling: books, writing and publishing poetry...and considering myself a winner every day -- in every way!