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Donnaj York United States (3/31/2013 1:17:00 PM)

Personal question: Does anyone in here make a " living" writing poetry, selling poetry books, etc?

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  • Donnaj York (3/31/2013 8:54:00 PM) Post reply

    People here are making a LIVING selling poetry or e-books? - That would be surprising to me.

    My eldest sister is a very recently retired English teacher, who helped many students get " published" , but not in a way that they made a living at it. My other four sisters are avid readers, of books, and now Nooks, etc.......but none of them buy or read poetry books of modern poets. I too am an avid reader, and browse bookstore shelves as a hobby, but.........the only poetry books I see are of the old masters.

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