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There is a shorter route. If you’ve written 20 poems, there is no reason not to organize and share your work. What distinguishes modern poets from our literary ancestors is our access to communication media. With all the avenues available to us today, it can become overwhelming to figure out how to distribute work. Below are a few items that can help your hustle.
- a bookmark
- a broadside
- a book (preferably with 6 poems accepted in literary journals/magazines)
- an album
- an audio interview
- a video of a live reading, recitation, or performance
- newspaper, magazine, or blog feature
- website (with upcoming events)
- press kit
On the other hand, I have witnessed people with hustle sell unfinished, unedited,
Can you think of another item to hustle your poetry?