"Derrick steers you down the river confidently, showing you shortcuts and tips of the trade to hone your poetry. Each session is filled with insider knowledge he has accumulated over the years, useful for any writer at any stage in their growth. The connections you make with folks in workshops will also give you a newfound and supportive community. Overall this series is a wonderful experience where you learn how to be critical of your own craft and create space for yourself 'to not be afraid to suck.'"                                                                                                                                                 —Jireh Deng