I'm not sure in what part of the world you reside, but here in NE England it
is the more mature women who seem to be leading the way at the moment. My
wife, the same age as me, and one of her friends who is 66 have just started
(last October) an MA course at Newcastle Uni on 'Writing Poetry'. Pamela
Gillilan , who started writing in her sixties, has three books presently on
Bloodaxe's list and is still exploring new ways of writing at 80. A good
example to the youngsters not to give up too easily, no?