We're delighted that Sheila Murphy contributed an essay to Marsh Hawk Press' "Chapter One" series that presents poets discussing their early days. Here's an excerpt from Sheila's essay, but you can see it entire HERE.
I learned early that my mind works differently from others, and gradually found ways to navigate their signals while constructing and conveying what was real for me. Recalling what preceded and prompted my poetry stimulates the act of weaving. Poetry is composed of sound and silence, is made in privacy, and builds confidence.