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Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

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.”

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Getting poetry published (3) in Poetry Magazines

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 waiting to hear back, you can’t send those same poems … Continue reading Getting poetry published (3) in Poetry Magazines

Penguin advice on writing bestseller

There’s a live webinar Q&A on Monday coming, at 6 pm (UK time) where you can ask questions of an editor at Hutchinson, Jocasta Hamilton.  Questions to be about editor/editing.  Hosted by Penguin. Signup here: http://enquire.thewritersacademy.co.uk/webinar-editor-q-and-a/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=wa_webinar   Continue reading Penguin advice on writing bestseller