I Heart Erin Belieu. July 13, 2009 mariegauthier4 Comments Back years ago when I did try and send out a few things, the first time I got rejected I nearly beat the mailbox to death. Seriously, I kicked it till the post broke. And I’m pretty sure that’s a felony. Okay, as the owner of all 3 of her books, I was predisposed to enjoy this installment of How a Poem Happens. But you should definitely not miss Erin Belieu’s matter-of-fact, straight-up answers to how her poem happened.