Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Day Jobs of Poets

A friend sent me this last night. .. And this does speak to me. A lot! In my late teens and thru my twenties when . I was discovering who I was and writing poetry, doing readings and such so many people tried to tell me that I could only be... a poet if I only wrote poetry and made a living by only writing and publishing poetry - which was something that made me cringe as I did not want to be boxed in, limit myself or miss out on the prized perspective of an everyday person with an everyday job. (Not to mention I love business and particularly sales and marketing). Thanks for sharing.

When Freedom Highschool's famous english teacher Mr. Burns had me read for his honors & non honors classes I tried to convey this valuable message to the kids.
Best of the Roses,
john alan conte jr.
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