Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop


Workshop for poetry written in traditional forms.
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Eldridge Searles Germany (2/14/2013 2:34:00 AM)

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We have to ask ourselves though, what makes someone a professional poet?I really think that what is in the poetry, how poems are written, is what makes a poet labeled professional. It is when a substantial amount of people render a serious attraction to a poets writing style or by listening to the poetry as it is spoken. I believe it is what the people are in to for poetry, because if a poet writes what is soothing to the ears and eyes of the people, he will be deemed a professional poet.

E. Wayne Searles Author of " Poetic Visions From My soul"

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  • Donnaj York (2/14/2013 7:10:00 PM) Post reply

    Technically speaking " professional" means you make money from your art, trade, or writing..... right?

    I write but for myself. If I could write poems (or books) that others wanted to read that would be great. If I could make a living writing, that would be a dream come true.

    But how rare is it that a poet actually earns a living writing? I think pretty darned rare. (Although I do " get" the difference intended in the original message regarding substance vs. emotional writing) Substance is what keeps me reading a piece whereas emotional writing will lose me midsteam.....especially love poems. But then I'm just that jaded sort of cynic.

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