A very close friend just gifted me with a Premium membership. It was unexpected and really cool. He is a great poet and essayist.
I have been writing and using words since early HS, then periods of sporadic creativity combined with listening/playing music for impetus. Have a good body of ecclectic things that reflect a stream of consciousness flurry of words, thoughts that seem to flow until it ends. Have 3 finished and 2 unfinished degrees, FWIW.
Retired H/PE teacher and many others imposter positions, getting the job and then learning the work as I went. My education has really come in handy all of my life.
I think it's time for a new Renaissance in poetry. I found the Beat Generation writers by accident and realized a solid literary link between our styles. Not copying/ plagiarism, but a conscious kinship. I hope you enjoy those you read. Thanks and be safe.