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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 ...

Poetry Careers | Poetry as a Career - TheArtCareerProject.com


If you're a bard at heart, consider poetry as your art! ... What is Poetry? ... Finding the perfect balance of grammar, simplicity, intricacy, feeling, imagery, and ...

6 Great Poets with Ordinary Jobs | Super Scholar - SuperScholar.org


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  ...

Day Jobs For Writers - Gotham Writers Workshop


Items 1 - 8 of 53 ... That's why most writers rely on a day job to provide a steady income. ... a priority for me, I started asking myself what factors in a day job would allow me to do .... The poet Wallace Stevens held a job for decades at an insurance ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Kind of Day Job Should a Writer Have? | Literary Hub


Apr 22, 2016 ... I was working in commercial banking, a career I fell into with indifference ... But it didn't work for Frank: after a full day on a job site his energy for cabinet .... After many years trying on many different jobs, I finally found the perfect fit. ... wrote two novels, seven short stories four poems for two anthol...

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.

11 Celebrated Artists Who Didn't Quit Their Day Jobs | Mental Floss


Aug 19, 2013 ... His friends, led by Ezra Pound, thought the poet was wasting his time at Lloyds Bank in London. ... Eliot only left after he found another day job—as an editor at the publishing .... a Swedish car, and I now believe my failure as a dealer so long ago explains what .... Like any art, they take decades to perfect.

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.

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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 ... only he flagrantly deceived his bosses in order to work on his poetry in ...

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.".

A High-Paying Job Ideal For Creative Writers - Writer's Relief, Inc.


May 2, 2013 ... ... Peter K. Hixson Award · WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest ... A High- Paying Job Ideal For Creative Writers ... Here's a quick story illustrating what is the single most valuable part of my life as a writer. Not too long ago, my wife came into my home office around 1 p.m. (on a work day) and asked, “I'...