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Literary Agents for Poets; National Book Festival; and a Report on Poetry in 2007

"Literary Agents for Poets," by Victoria Strauss from the Writer Beware blog, breaks down why "reputable" literary agents are never interested in "unknown" poets. This post also includes many links to other information of interest to poets as well.

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Poets Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Prufer, Jon Stallworth, Anne Stevenson, and Diane Thiel will be reading at the 2007 National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on September 29.

Source: Library of Congress

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"A report on poetry in 2007," by Todd Swift from Eyewear, looks at the current state of poetry in the United Kingdom from Swift's 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, etc. Swift also hypothesizes on why poetry is where it is.

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