A strange thing has happened in the past month or so, something that tickles me pink but that was entirely unexpected. And quite possibly undeserved.
People have started asking me for poetry advice.
Most recently, the question I got was “How do I get my poems published?”
Now of course, I’m no poetry expert—in any stage of the drafting or publishing process. Maybe one day, but at present I’m surrounded by so many other brilliant, passionate poetic minds that I know I’ve got a ways to go before I could even consider wearing that hat.
I’m just a guy who likes being a part of this world and who hopes to contribute in any way he can.
It was fun getting the question though, which came from a community college student in one of my friend’s classes. I remember being that age too (said the old man), and I remember having no clue how this process worked, so I thought it would be fun to give a short overview here.