Saturday, February 01, 2014

I believe that when poets hit mid-career, they are motivated to write more poems by the certainty these poems will be collected into small collections published by small presses rather than by copy machines at Office Max. The poet routinely pushes the poems. Otherwise, the tendency increasingly is to write a poem only when a poem pushes the poet. When I posted this on FB, one of best poets in Jersey hit "like." There must be truth in it.


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