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What is the Job of Writing Poetry for People?

I always thought that the job of a poet was to create something new out of nothing; to be the voice of the people and to bring them closer to the gods. I imagined that one day, I would sit at my desk with quiet intensity, striking through the blank page with a verse that would speak to the people. I had no idea that my day would come so soon!

A little over a year ago, I was sitting at home with my girlfriend when she suggested that I send my poem “Winter Moon” to a publisher she had found online. I had never tried my hand at poetry, and I definitely did not want to disappoint my beloved so I decided to give it a shot. Within a few days, I had my first rejection letter from a literary agency, which spurred me on to complete another two poems in two weeks. I had written these three poems over the course of a few months to keep my hand in and to practice my craft, but my girlfriend convinced me that I should send them to a publisher as soon as possible.

I submitted my poems to several publishers and received a few offers. I decided to go with the one that seemed the most promising and agreed to terms. Ever since, I have been working hard to complete my first book of poetry, which will be a labor of love that I hope will speak to as many people as possible. Writing poems has become a way of life for me, and I would not trade this experience for anything in the world!

The Need For Art

The world is a troubled place, and I think that many creators feel this deep inner need to put their thoughts through art. For me, writing and illustrating my poetry has allowed me to explore my feelings on society and the world around me in a way that few other mediums can. I have always been a fan of poetry and always saw it as a form of art that needs to be made accessible to everyone. It is truly unique and offers a glimpse into the human psyche that no other form of art can replicate. Thank you for reading!