Dear Friends and Followers,
Just a quick note to remind you to not only read poetry, but to be in touch with poets. In my posts of The Daily Haiku, I try to include the Featured Poet’s website address or the title of one of his/her books. I do this so you can connect with featured poets, look them up and email them, if they have a website. Or simply delve further online into their work.
Sadly, the average poet will not likely be able to earn a living from his/her art in my generation. Sure, teachers teach and have a steady income, some of them who are poets. But to think that one can primarily be a poet and earn a living is mostly far-fetched now. That doesn’t mean poets can’t be visible and connect with each other. And, networking is not only such a large part of advancement for the poet, but it does a lot to advance the field by getting the word out about the benefits of reading and writing poetry.
Since there is a need for information, writers of non-fiction get a lot of exposure. And, think of mystery writers and romance writers. They get their fair share of visibility, too. Perhaps poets are among the type of writers who get the least publicity. Some people have the idea that anyone can write poetry, even if they sit around in front of the television set and scribble. So, poetry sometimes has a not so favorable reputation with the general public.
Support poets by reading their work online! We are large in number, and together we offer something for everyone. When you think about it, poets are mighty!
Copyright 2015 by Charlotte Digregorio.