I read about puzzles in verse and the NPL in a column in the newsletter for NOST, the kNights of the Square Table, written by our Treesong under the pseudonom Philip Michael Cohen. I had corresponded with (and been thrashed in many games by) him for several years in the NOST, and asked for a mini-Sampler. Sent my dues to Blackstone and I was in.
Source: Email from Stitch.
My nom is easy: I'm Stephen Edwin Wilson, SEW, and I have always used that thematically, putting needle-and-thread in drawings when I was young and thought I could draw, writing under the name Nat Tailor when I thought I could write, and so on.