I've always enjoyed poetry.
I can't say that I know much about it, however. I become somewhat taken-a-back when I'm faced with people who use the relative jargon about techniques and reference famous poets because I've never actually learnt about poetry. I like it because it comes so naturally when I'm trying to express my feelings, that I don't need to focus on a particular technique.
Now, though, I'm becoming more interested in the aesthetics of poetry and the different styles. So my aim this year is to educate myself more, push my boundaries and see more poetry beyond my own preferences in expression.
Feel free to critic my work, and chime in (even randomly) about any thoughts or particular works (even your own) that you think I should read.
In reference to my own work I am sometimes concerned that the associations I feel to it may not be reciprocated by other people. I try to write things that have a particular personal meaning but I love ambiguity and flexibility in poems. I like to feel like someone could project their own particular memories/feelings/longings onto my writings and really make their own connection to them. So I'd love to hear if that's the case!