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Poet's battle to bring verse to all

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She didn't even write her first poem until she was 45.

But now, Lee Orcutt is so hooked on poetry, she describes herself as a "poet in the trenches" and is teaching a three-part workshop in her home as part of Macalester College's experimental college program.

Orcutt, who lives on 37th Street South in Afton, also offers motivational poetry seminars aimed at businesses, and hosts two workshops aimed specifically at women.

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