Electronic writing changed what I thought writing was for. It decreased my need to isolate myself and write. I am composing in a space that isn't solitary. As a poet I can no longer claim there isn't a place for my work. [[Katie Yates "Words Cannot Be Wholly Transparent" RIF/T 3 - 1994]] Now there is always a place. The question is still how to address it: to what extent can one's written exchanges, postings, retain the value, the tone of a distinction I still make, between writing and writing poetry?