A: Creem was the first periodical to publish a suite of my poems. It came after that first reading. I think Dave Marsh was there and Sandy Pearlman. Rock journalism was very, very important, and our journalists were great, brilliant. Richard Meltzer, Lenny Kaye, Sandy Pearlman were knowledgeable writers who had something to say. Dave Marsh started Creem and put my poetry across four pages. He invited me to write, so I wrote elegies to Hendrix, (the Doors' Jim) Morrison, I wrote a big piece on the Stones. I wasn't writing deeply critical work, but meditations on things I loved. I wasn't writing about music, but merging poetry and music, our cultural voice, the people. I was writing more about our burgeoning cultural voice than music, the voice that blossomed in the '60s then was snuffed out when we lost Morrison, Hendrix, (Janis) Joplin, and Dylan has his motorcycle accident. We had to reassess, and recognize the strong voices we still had, like Neil Young and John Lennon. The people developing our cultural voice were individuals who were my age or a little older. They were peers, I felt them as kin, I didn't feel any competitive aspirations. I knew my own worth, I knew how these people magnified my generation's worth. It was just my style. On a more basic level, I was a girl writing about the men she found interesting.