I make my living as a programmer, but I think of myself as a poet and I play music in Southern Maryland, St Mary's County, at open mics and First Friday celebrations.

I blog at Mike Snider’s Formal Blog. There you’ll find “poems, mostly metrical, and rants and raves about poets, poetry, and the po’ biz.”

If there’s anything here you like or want to talk about, please let me know. If you’re interested, you can check out my occasionally updated calendar to see where I’m going to be reading or playing music.

Last updated February 9, 2014: added Poetry Lesson Plans at the Lesson Corner to the Poetry Index page.