Amber Nelson / 2002 Fall / Evergreen College, NW
Being in Mr. Tagrin's Creative Writing workshop (who very soon became just Barry to me) really helped me expand and improve my poetry. We worked on a consistent, weekly basis, poem by poem, very often just the two of us, until I was really able to understand how I was writing and what my subjects were. He helped me to deepen the sense and feeling of my poems and taught me how to focus on expressing the ideas and emotions that I was struggling to present well in my work. When I return home and go back to Evergreen College next semester, I'll do that with much more confidence and a far stronger hold on myself and my writing.
With eternal gratitude, Amber.