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Should poetry be sold or just heard?
Why does a book of poetry seem to go unread or the least book to be bought?Since we are in the midst of the reality era & performing art seems to be "it". So, is poetry a dying art form on paper?
I dont think so. It depends on the poet, if he/she wants to sell their work and it does sell - I don;t see what is wrong with it. As long as it does not go in the same direction as pop music!
That all depends...are you a writer, or a starving artist?
Financial compensation for work does not lessen the impact of the work. We all have to eat.
Poetry still has a place in book stores, but it is a very hard sell. You have to be a writer and a performer. You have to enter poetry contests and win. Then get published in newspapers, magazines, read at coffee shops and keep a record of everything you do. Then maybe, just maybe some publisher will look at your work. The only other option is to be famous for something else, and then people will want to read your poems regardless of the quality. As for posting online; there are so many people posting poetry now that the chances of finding a publisher on line are as near to zero as you can get.
The only true test of a poets’ work are those poetry contests. If you place mid-range in then maybe all you need is practise, but remember very few of those contests are free. If they were free, they would have tens of thousands of entries every time.
Posting is a good way to make friends with common interests, and to get options on the emotional expression within your writing. It’s fun but chances are you won’t learn anything. When it comes to the online world everyone is an expert. It would seem that even I appear to know what I’m talking about, but do I? You have no idea who I am.
I have read some of your hubs and you seem to be a woman with a soul and I am glad to be a follower of yours. Chris
maybe it can be used more as a resource or a tool for helping to engage in other performance acivities If thats the way the world is going, EXPRESS YOURSELF!!!! Anyone wanna use mine for anything????
by Jon7 months ago
How many poems should be in a book ??Right guys I got a few poems now, and wondered if they are good enough anyway, how many do you think a book needs, ish ?? LOL Genuine answers only , no cold calling, no...
by StricktlyDating7 years ago
If a 25 year old man says he doesn't want to have children will he change his mind in time?What are the chances? Because what if the woman want's children in the future? Should she choose a different man or hope he...
by seicheprey6 years ago
Okay, when I get on my kicks I write anywhere from 4 to 10 poems a day, maybe more. This doesn't mean that all of them make the cut, or don't go through some heavy revisions. I'm just interested in other...
by Carolee Samuda6 years ago
If I have a short story on HP and it's accepted for publishing, print or ebook, should I unpublish the one on HP?
by Rita Bose5 years ago
Do you like poetry better or literature?Short, meaningful poetry or beautiful long literature? What do you think?
by flashmakeit6 years ago
Does your poetry have less revenue potential then your other articles.
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