We met very briefly at the Ohio Poetry Day get-together in 1981 or there-abouts. I had just started writing poetry again; so much of poetry was modern then, but I wanted to write nature poetry. It was such a pleasure hearing you read, and afterwards I looked up your written works and was happily impressed. Knowing that I wasn't alone toiling in the wilderness (or under-developed areas) was a real inspiration. I am from Cleveland and graduated from Collinwood in '49, but after that I lived here on the Marblehead peninsula and raised a family. Poor old Cleveland! I was so happy to finally live in the country.
Hope you are soon able to be out and about when the red-wing blackbirds return to our northern zones.