The late Jack Myers who was an SMU English Professor was recently featured in The Oprah Magazine. He was specifically noted for his admirable work in poetry with his Portable Poetry Workshop."
"[Myers] understood the need for a steady and inspired exchange of ideas to keep creativity churning. Even though practiced in solitude, reading and writing are deeply social acts. No one is an island. Language binds us through community, and language opens us to what's possible." -Writer's Garret homepage