The writer whose work taught me that my writing had a name - it was poetry. Bukowski's poetry broke many boundaries in terms of style and subject. The Beatniks, particularly Bukowski, make me feel like I have a crowd I fit into as a poet.
We all are humans we make mistakes, small or major. A mistake is a mistake. We all made some or other mistakes but what do we do next? Do we criticize ourselves? Do we keep on repeating it? Or we learn something from it?