Brittani Sonnenberg’s presentation, In Praise of the 'Lazy' Poet, encouraged us to embrace those moments of wandering thought and how they may sometimes lead to insights and writings that we might not have found otherwise. Matthew Zapruder’s book “Why Poetry” and the late Brenda Ueland’s 1938 “If You Want to Write” each point to the inherent conflict writers face in building a ‘work’ ethic for the creative job of writing poetry. While many poets face a point at which they ‘lose their muse,’ Brittani discussed, based on her own experience, how relieving the stress of excess expectations may lead to a rebirth of the creative spirit. She also read several of her profound poems written during such a time.