I’ve never been literary… sure I read plenty of fantasy novels and all of Isaac Asimov’s works, but never literary. When I started dating Emily (now my wife) she gave me a reading list. It included all the classics that I should have been assigned to read in high school yet never did, and some poetry.
I didn't know how to read poetry. Robert Jordan taught me that reading was a marathon and you had to read fast in order to get through all twelve of the 1000+ page books. But poetry is a different race. Each line needs to be unpacked and analyzed. So I started making type compositions as a way of understanding the meaning of the words.