What’s the difference between “wanting to be a poet” and making a life in poetry? The real challenges may be about a lot more than writing. How does the culture or subculture we live in influence our notions of what this means, how it is or isn’t possible, or the validity of such a choice? What goes on behind and around a life that produces poems? Reginald Dwayne Betts, Nikky Finney, Seema Reza and Jillian Weise share their personal observations and experiences, challenges and rewards, delights and disappointments. Moderated by Peter E. Murphy.