Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, poetry, writing, inspiration, tips

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry. "I've always been interested in poetry because it's so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  So there's an intensity there that I admire." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXVZseBCfiM Getting keen to write His main …

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Getting poetry published (3) in Poetry Magazines

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Some excellent advice for new poets here, from Claire Askew, in the Scottish Poetry book trust post here. 1. Write lots of poems - Claire chose 41 poems to put in a book from an original pile of 150 poems.  That improves the quality of the chosen ones.  Also, when submitting to a journal, and …