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I really liked the points Dr. Alexander made about other poets and their impact on her. This is especially meaningful to me, as I have never had the opportunity to get to know a contemporary poet, other than my mother. It is interesting, because, while she has never been published, just having someone that understood why it felt necessary at all to even create a poem was so helpful. I write some original poetry, though I'm not sure that I would call myself a poet. A topic I wish Dr. Alexander could have spoken on even more was the idea of poetry as something necessary and prevalent in communities since language was invented. There seems to be some underlying aspect of being a human being that craves for language to have a rhythm and a truth.