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Competitive Soul-Selling

Competitive Soul-Selling

I’ve decided to enter some poetry competitions. I’ve always been nervous about entering competitions. Up to a point, that’s just my own insecurity: it seems pointless to submit a poem when the likelihood of receiving any recognition is so tiny, and I’ve never believed myself capable of winning any of them. But it’s also a financial consideration: the entry fees build up if you enter more than one or two, and it seems even less worthwhile. I’ve talked about how…

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The World Of Poetry Is Changing

The World Of Poetry Is Changing

I rarely talk about poetry on this blog, and given that I’m trying to persuade you to take me seriously as a poet (at least as seriously as you ever take me), I thought I should remedy that. Fortunately, I have plenty of ideas, following on from a discussion I had with a friend yesterday about poetry and the publishing industry. After I’d said that one of my primary reasons for self-publishing my poetry collections was that it’s almost impossible…

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