100 words on career progression for a contemporary poet

If you spend your time fixating on the  ladder of poets on your scene and analysing their success or failiure then there is only one place to look if you reach the top.  Down. We are a community of poets.  I prefer orbits to describe a poets career progression. Get on the next ring.    You’ll find it’s longer slower and  more fulfilling. You can see  other orbits too, outer and inner,   the  faster ones, smaller ones,  larger ones slower ones.   There is no competition. For propulsion find your next poem – that is the fuel for your spirit and  your “career”.

2 thoughts on “100 words on career progression for a contemporary poet

  1. Absolutely! The only competition I’m interested in is between the last poem and the latest one, always hoping that the words will have learned to leap a little higher this time.

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