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What's the Ideal Day Job for a Poet? - The Atlantic


Nov 4, 2013 ... I spoke with her about what it's like to maintain a career in poetry while also maintaining a demanding, white-collar day job. A condensed ...

From Dissections To Depositions, Poets' Second Jobs : NPR


Apr 29, 2013 ... There are still a few notable poets whose day jobs don't involve line .... is that what society has been willing to pay me for is being a librarian.".

6 Great Poets with Ordinary Jobs | Super Scholar


Now, most poets have writing or literary-related jobs; they are teachers, ... O'Hara walked to work every day, answered phone calls, begged donors for money, ... These less-than-ideal jobs helped stabilize Whitman so he could pursue what he  ...

Five Ways To Make Money As A Poet - Writer's Relief, Inc.


Aug 12, 2009 ... If you've been writing poetry for any length of time, you've probably realized that there ... from winning poetry awards or publishing a book of poems, but few can quit their day jobs. ... Or what about writing poems as eulogies?

career in poetry - Textetc


... create a name for themselves in their day-to-day jobs and local community. Why not become a career poet, turning out collections regularly from prestigious ... What we add alters what's been written so far, and therefore opens up and closes .... and there are poems that spring almost perfect from first putting pen to paper.

20 Creative Writing Careers | Writing Forward


Mar 13, 2014 ... But what other jobs are out there for folks who want to make creative writing ..... In fiction and poetry, I believe the best writing comes from the heart and is ... A decent-paying day job plus supplemental writing can add up to as ...

MFA Day Job


Jul 17, 2015 ... Last week in Bed-Stuy's Herbert von King Park, MFA Day Job talked with .... and he was like, yeah, I finished a book of poems, and I was like, what? ...... it to the stories of writers on this site – where we're faced with the perfect ...

What does a POET do all day? Clare Pollard tells us... - Cuckoo ...


So what's the reality of being a poet in the twenty-first century? ... reading and writing, that the idea I could maybe make a living out of it one day was irresistible.

A day job for poets | SLiP


Sep 28, 2012 ... What if poets were invited to do other day jobs? .... He also imagines the ideal day job for a poet: meteorology, since when those instruments ...

So You Want My Job: Poet - The Art of Manliness


Mar 22, 2012 ... Learn how to write poetry for a living from a professional poet. ... How to Write the Perfect College Application Essay .... But as Mr. Chaney discusses in this interview, being a poet can still be a real career in this day and age; it just takes a lot of hustle and ... When did you know it was what you wanted to do?

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What's the ideal day job for a poet? - Cleveland Poetics


Nov 4, 2013 ... This may sound terrible, but in my day job, I have to be a good ... a good person, but poems give me a path to wrestle with the terrifying, difficult, ...

10 nonprofit jobs for poets, writers, and storytellers - Idealist Careers


Apr 20, 2015 ... If hard work and getting your hands dirty is what gives you fodder for your ... Slide Ranch in breathtaking Muir Beach, California might be the perfect fit. ... For more on the day jobs that poets take to support their writing, check ...

Is the Key to Becoming a Great Writer Having a Day Job? - Slate


May 2, 2013 ... I'm sure anyone who has tried to juggle a day job with a side project can relate to this feeling. ... only he flagrantly deceived his bosses in order to work on his poetry .... But what's remarkable about Timberlake debuting at No.