Lydia Rae Bush is a former Early Childhood Educator and former Writing, Poetry, English, and Spanish Instructor.

She likens poetry to theatre and painting, saying that it can enable you to become and portray whomever and whatever you can imagine, whether that be the dew on a blade of grass or the entire lawn that the blade is found in.

She likens poetry, as well, to sculpting- taking the raw materials of life and language and rearranging them, using tools such as image, irony, and sound to separate, gather, bring to the forefront, and expose.