My brother Dr. Troy Camplin (on the left) writes poetry, short stories, novel manuscript, philosophy, essays, and political critiques. Although I don't agree with his politics that much, (often times it has more to do with the combative tone of the piece is written in), but his other writings are quite interesting and full of great ideas. Dr. Camplin's poetry is formalist, so his work investigates rhyme and meter. This kind of poetry has been slowly coming back into fashion and I only feature this kind of poetry in my own work, because the words help add to the rhythm of the drawing. Dr. Camplin, along with a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduced me to the new formalist poets. Ever since then I have been reading their work. I find the new formalist more enjoyable to read, because the rich content connects in to the subject in form and style. The rhythm and rhyme tie the content into something beautiful and skillfully crafted. Free verse is good unless it degrades to prose with line breaks and then the sense of craft is lost.