Yes, yes my day is turning out quite nicely. First time I get financial aid for school so far was today. I went up to get my check, and hurray for me. I'm the proud owner of 2600 bucks including the money I have in the bank. I guess I"ll be moving out... real... soon.
Art and poetry are more of things that i believe only you yourself can nuture and flourish. Some teacher telling you what to do and grading you is only going to form you in their image or how they think your work should be. It needs to be you, not you impersonating someone else's vision of what "good" art is.
Lily white ass of doom? where do you pull that from?
But yeah, i've tried studied otehr people's work, like Ginsberg, even bought some more of other peoples stuff and read more to influence and pull more ideas than to just sit there and learn from some conformist factory employee that has a certificate saying they know literary science.