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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 92, United States (7/5/2013 2:45:00 PM)

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S, I'd tell you if i knew how. There are millions of us minor very minor poets are scrambling for the two or three crumbs of fame left from the banquet table of the big poets like billy collins. Just work at your craft! !

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  • Freshman - 644 Points Jefferson Carter (7/6/2013 11:38:00 AM) Post reply
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    I'd like to add it does no good for you to think about competing or promoting your work. Given the tiny financial and ego rewards one garners from poetry, the only reward you can count on is that exciting frisson between you and the words, that thrilling moment when the words fall into place and combust!

  • Veteran Poet - 1,083 Points Xelam Kan (7/5/2013 3:31:00 PM) Post reply

    Agree Mr.Carter.....

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