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"That Glittering Possibility"

The November/December 2005 issue of Poets & Writers contains the article "That Glittering Possibility: Eighteen Debut Poets Who Made Their Mark in 2005" By Kevin Larimer. Almost all eighteen poets are teachers. This disturbs me a bit because I am not a teacher which reduces the probability of publication.

I thought when I submit a poetry manuscript a publisher would judge it by its contents. Maybe that 60+ page manuscript I've completed needs more than a cover letter--like a resume and list of name-dropping literary connections.

  1. Blogger Patry Francis | 12:06 AM, October 30, 2005 |  

    As another non-teacher, I find this a bit depressing.

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