I finally had the chance to meet with my poetry mentor today. And we discussed poetry, publishing, etc. And he told me he liked my writing. And he wants to keep in contact, and help me in my career. He even wants to get me a copy of his latest book, when it comes out in September! I'm very excited :)
I know I still have a long way to go, but with his assistance and guidance, I have a feeling I'll be able to make it in the poetry world someday.