In his honor we're sharing opportunities for Poets this week on Writermorphosis.
Many wordsmiths feel they're swimming up hill when they attempt to get their poems published. It seems there are very few book editors looking for poems, unless you manage to get one accepted into one of the occasional anthologies of poems for children or adults. It also may seem that there are very few magazines and hardly any legitimate contests accepting poetry today
But Poets, please don't panic!
There are more opportunities out there than you think!
Let's start with the CONTESTS...
I was going to pull together a list of great Poetry Writing Contests for you, but our friend "Creative Genius" has already put together a truly fabulous list of 2013/2014 opportunities:
So I'd encourage all poetry writers to check it out this week and mark your calendars for these
Now, to remind us why we all love poetry -- and why it's so important, and SO difficult to write, here are a few quotes about poetry, from famous poets and authors:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. -- Salman Rushdie
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. -- Khalil Gibran
Poetry: the best words in the best order.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose. -- Voltaire
Always be a poet, even in prose. -- Charles Baudelaire