Ken Jones' chin-length hair screams poet more than buttoned-down defense lawyer. But he brought the two worlds together earlier this month at a reading by poet-lawyers at a Borders bookstore in Houston. Jones and the other poet-lawyers in attendance said they have been writing poetry since their school days and, despite other demands on their time, find a way to write. Lawyers make good poets, because they are skilled at using language, Jones says. "Ultimately, as attorneys we are writers," he says.
Love and Lure of Language Motivate Lawyer-Poets
November 30, 2007