Poet and Western New Mexico University administrator Dr. Jack Crocker discussed his collection of poems, The Algorithm of I, with Lynn Moorer. Crocker said his poems examine just how programmed we are when we are born and, after that, what are the influences that program us—our parents, where we were born, and the culture we grow up in. Sharing personal and philosophical insights, his poems reflect on his time living in Mississippi and Florida, then his relocation to New Mexico. Crocker, as a long-time teacher of the art and craft of poetry, also shared several enlightening guidelines for students writing poetry.
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