Poetry Games & When Poetry Becomes a Business

“Kakanipoetry.com Launches Innovative Poetry Game” from daijiworld.com, reports on an interesting and “easy-to-play” poetry game for poets who can read Kakani.

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“When writing poetry becomes a ‘business'” from The Hindu, looks at Kurdu poets struggling with writing for an audience (or market), instead of for themselves (or for the art).

As a follow-up to this article, I would suggest reading my post on the importance of setting poetry goals. An argument could be made that poets should not complain about audiences scorning high art over more simplistic forms of poetry. If a poet wants art over pleasing a crowd, then nothing is sacrificed. The problem that may arise, of course, is when poets want to please crowds and attain high art. It’s hard to get everything you want.

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  1. Jim K.

    I have a traditional, lyrical, humorous
    or romantic type of poetry for the audience
    at the Frost Foundation hoots here. It really
    is a kick to write and the crowd loves it.
    The variety is already tremendous there.
    One from this Friday included an astronaut
    falling miles and burning his hair as a
    metaphor for for falling in love.
    If you can come up with multiple muses,
    it can be a really good time.
    One light and one heavy wins different
    people. Poetry is personal, whatever else
    it is, as an art. And yes…I agree:
    some times you can have art and fun.
    Live a little!

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