loosed from waves – sand smooth tablet
John Cruze found his way to poetry through hiking and photography. His need to put into words the things he saw, heard, felt, smelled, tasted and wondered at on the trail brought forth his earliest poems. He learned to see more and to find the connection between the words and the spirit of the poem among the nurturing poets and talented critics at the Greater Cincinnati Writers League. The lessons learned through writing and delivering poetry find their way into his work as teacher, instructor and mediator as well.