Advice from a Poet

The Town Hall Writers’ Conference began this morning with an introduction to the five Ambassadors who are on hand to answer publishing questions over the weekend. They each gave tips that they wished they’d known at the start of their careers. Keri Glastonbury suggests:

Keri Glastonbury (poet)

  1. Poetry (and activities associated with it and grants for it) can actually pay and be a career choice
  2. Don’t do it for the money
  3. We are all emerging writers and don’t worry if you don’t ever actually emerge
  4. Perhaps consider emerging writers as a wiki –  sharing support and resources – rather than a linear model of development
  5. Do it yourself
  6. Go to university – not because it is compulsory for your writing but because it allows a space for reflective and for exploring the theory around your practice

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