Hi Brett and Wendy. As you know I have a great respect for the poetry both of you post on this site. However I realise, although I do write poems, I don't know a lot about poetry. Therefore any comments I make are likely to be good, very good or brilliant. Not very consructive, but heartfelt.
I am trying to concentrate on prose - mostly shorts (with very minor success). Since I had a struggle getting it into an accepable form, I try to help others when they look they need help, because it was comments I received (on another site) that really helped me. Maybe that is why I am critical of the amount and quality of comments (ref prose) on GW.
I wish you, Wendy, good luck. You have been very brave publishing some of your excellent and highly personal work and I am chuffed for you. I hope it sells well, both for you and Prole's sake.
(Don't take this as a hint!)... A friend in the US had a book of her poems published a while ago and I wanted to buy it for my mother's Birthday, 'cos she says she likes poetry. My friend sent it for free because I couldn't get Paypal to accept my credit card and they don't have IBAN in the States. Her poetry is mostly freeverse and modern form, when Mum read some she said, "These poems don't rhyme."
It's taken me a year to get my friend to accept a little prezzie in return for the book and I could never tell her what Mum said
Well done Wend!!!!