I joined the Real Change editorial committee in 1994. The committee brainstorms ideas for future content. I was asked what Real Change needed, and I answered, a humor column. The other committee members said, “No it doesn’t.” I said yes it does, and we should find a writer. They said, “You write it,” thinking I wouldn’t.
Ha! I did it. The first Adventures in Poetry happened Aug. 1, 1995, and it’s still here, 20 years later, though now it’s Adventures in Irony.