Breaking into Poetry: Suggestions for New Poets

Beth Ann Cagle

Suggestions for Poets Who Want to be Successful
By Beth Ann Cagle

How does one become a better poet and serious writer? It’s a tough question, and the answers are unlimited. Although you may already be aware of some of the ideas in the article below, the suggestions are multi-fold. Here are some of the things successful poets have tried out to help them become better poets and more serious writers.

• Poets are on fire for poetry! They make it a major component in everyday life by reading and writing more poetry.
• They meet other poets. See what others are doing with their poetry, and make themselves known in the local community by joining poetry readings, classes, and workshops.
• They attend (and can teach) classes and workshops directed specifically at teaching modern poetry as they learn to work with new styles they discover. There are a wide…

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About Beth Ann Cagle

Embracing life creatively! Poet-Author-Editor-Photographer-Educator Author of full-length poetry book First Comes Love (2015, The Main Street Rag Publishing Co.), and award-winning poetry chapbook The Fearless Tattoo (Shadow Publishng Co.) Former/Founding Editor of Kakalak, Anthology/Journey of Carolina Poetry & Art, and Senior Editor of moonShine review prose and photography journal; Former Adjunct Faculty at Cleveland Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Cape Fear Community College
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