cosmic_disciple (cosmic_disciple) wrote,

* "I've had to become more rigorous in my reading, to actually think a little about what to read next & why
* My mental map of contemporary poetry has changed profoundly
* I've had to acknowledge the presence of an entirely new generation of poets & recognize that they really are the "poets of today," however you might care to define that.
* I've met, online & sometimes later in person, a huge number of interesting new people & gotten to know several folks I'd already met quite a bit better
* My correspondence has gone up dramatically
* So has the arrival of books in the mail - twenty books in one week is not uncommon.
* I've been able to spread the word about some poetry I care about a lot.
* My own poetry is being solicited at a much greater rate than I can possibly manage.
* I'm being invited to read more often - so much so, in fact, that I've learned to say No for the first time in my life. I've turned down trips to Oregon, Finland & several places in between as a result.
* Writing here has pushed my own poetry forward in ways I would not have expected & which I don't think (yet) I can fully articulate."
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.