Oh, this is my testament to the usefulness of Twitter. Roxane Gay tweeted about interest in discussing CW pedagogy and I responded, wrote the essay and shot it over to her.
Plus, as a single parent, I wouldn't have much of a connection to a writing community if not for the internet. Check out these hashtags:
#poetparty (Sundays at 9pm EST, poets discuss various topics and it's a good time--if talking to a bunch of poets all over the world is a good time to you)
#52poetry- take the challenge to read 52 poetry books this year (the equivalent of 1 poetry collection a week). See what others are reading and add to your reading list! I need to calculate what I've read so far so I can catch up if need be!
That's all I have for now.
*imagining my manuscript hugging your manuscript in the slush pile*