Recent conversations here and there about workshops made me realize that I've been writing in a vaccuum for the past year or so, basically not really sharing any of my new work with anyone aside from my husband, A.K.A. my John Q. Public, the guy who likes the poems he can understand. My writing group disintegrated very quickly, most likely because we talked about everything but writing when we got together. I had some bad experiences sharing work too, meaning I shared a poem only to have someone rewrite the poem in their own voice and thank me for the inspiration. This hurt me more than angered me, but I think it may be the reason I stopped sharing work. One exception is the goofing off I did with A.D. during NaPoWrimo, but there was no risk there, it was goofing off and meant to just get things started. Now, I feel, well, I feel lonely and isolated and I wonder what others do--do you have a handful of poets you send new work to? Do you workshop your poems? Or do you write your poems and send them to editors who either like them and publish them, or decide to pass on them? Is it even a poem without a reader? Talk to me.