Hi everyone - first of all, am I doing this right? By starting a new thread? Or should I have written this in as a reply to another one? haha sorry so confused, the technology or forums is relatively new to me. Anyway, my name is Courteney and I'm new here too. Hmm about me...I love anything to do with the arts, I'm in my third year of art school now, and I'm drumming in a band with my man, we're working on an album at the moment. I've been writing since I was 11 or so, and have three poems published in anthologies. I've visited poetry forums before in the past, and have been interested in sharing my work and reading that of others for years now, this seems like a good place to do so! And I read that its important to explore the site before posting, and review the poems of others, I've gotten to do so a little today since I've joined, and it looks like there's a lot of talent here - hope I can keep up!! I haven't posted in any of the different forums yet because I want to read some more existing poems - except, on a whim I did enter the weekly contest though...maybe I shouldn't have done that - is that okay? Anyways, I look forward to frequenting this site and learning/gaining new ways to improve my writing for the future! Peace! -Courteney P.