It would be interesting to know, so many years later, what exactly prompted Sina Queyras' high school creative writing teacher to advise her to drop out of school. Probably it was his recognition that this young woman was to lead a different path--he was the one who originally told her she was a poet.
"That seemed like a death sentence to me," said Queyras. "You know, obscurity, no audience, poverty, also irrelevance. I've never wanted to be a poet, but clearly he was right."