These were passed along by fellow author Jeff Vande Zande. You are asked to answer and pass the questions along. Here's my responses:
1-What am I working on?
I'm doing the poems that come...mostly close to home and nature.
I'm also doing a series of short prose pieces to help writers.
2-How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My poems echo the ancient Chinese poets like Tu Fu, Wang Wei, Ryokan...and perhaps Contemporary Zen poets like Gary Snyder and Lucien Stryk.
3-Why do I write what I do?
I'm not striving for fame and fortune, but allowing my better self to emerge in my writings.
You must listen to what comes...get it down once, then work to make it solid and clear.