WDC is a website that is great for learning. I enjoy my time on and absorb what I can. I have published 3 poems and one short story so I don’t know if that makes me an author or a poet but it makes me happy. The Jane Austen/ Stephen King side of me wants to make a little money, please.
I love E. Dickinson, E. Poe, e.e. cummimings, Shel Silverstein. Among today’s poets, I enjoy reading Casey Quinn and John Yarmus who are minimalists.
I am not comfortable giving too many identifying details over the ’net. I don’t Facebook or Twitter. I shoot my mouth off frequently enough. I’d rather my embarrassment be local and not global. That is why I use a penname; Lani. So, hi my name is Lani and I write poetry.
Lani is a Hawaiian name that means sky or heaven. I like it because its short, simple and it evokes memories of my time on the Islands. I spent some time on Oahu during my late twenties and early thirties. I grew up in the Midwest. Happiness was leaving on a jet plane as I have few fond memories of the place. Hawaii was the first place I felt truly at home and the first place that lived up to it's travel hype. I understand that it’s different these days.
Now I live in coastal South Carolina with my husband and dog. I am 55 yrs old, have hazel eyes and as Anne McCaffrey (a favorite author from my youth) was fond of saying “the rest is subject to change without notice.” Or my permission.