Questions about poetry to myself:
How do poets make money by writing poetry? They don't.
How do poets get published? They don't. OK, technically they do. But, you have to be a very serious poet. Or, more like, your poetry has to be exceptional.
How does a poet get a book published? You can try submitting individual poems to the hundreds of small literary magazines. Or, you can submit a manuscript of poetry to competitions (usually charge a reading fee).
One day, I'm going to get my poetry published. Well, if you count college magazines, then I've gotten two poems published. In comparison to the two stories that got published and the third that will be published in the winter, that's pretty lame. I'm a poet, not a prosey writer. Or maybe I'm a fiction writer and the poet is just a dream. That would totally be unfair.
If I re-added Google AdSense to this blog, I'd make revenue off my poetry. If I became a better poet, I'd have more poems published in magazines. If I... submitted poetry manuscripts, well I'd still need to become a better poet. But, I can do this because everything in life is a poem.
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