In this video, recorded at Poets Forum 2014 as part of our panel discussions on contemporary poetry, Rigoberto González discusses how and when his poems begin and what sparks the inspiration needed to write. “My first book of poetry was given to me by my tutor, and it was a book of New England and British verse," González says. "And I still go back to Alfred Lord Tennyson...because it reminds me of that wonderful first door that opened up to other configurations."