Friday, December 11, 2009

Resources for Lovers (and Writers) of Poetry


Many of you know me only as editor. Or marketer. Or simply that dumb chick, I'm supposing. But I'm also a poet. It took me a long, long time to have the courage to call myself that. It seems so, so...arrogant. But a little proof is in the cover of a new release that Aussie poet Magdalena Ball and I just released on Amazon--just in time for Christmas giving.

But that isn't what this post is about. It's about a resource for poets and poetry lovers. Dominique Raccah is the publisher and CEO of the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in North America (www.sourcebooks.com) and she support poetry. She publishes it (see one of her novel titles Hip Hop Speaks to Children. And she has also begun a Web site that supports it, www.poetryspeaks.com. And that's what this post is about. Simply. A resource for poets. Both writers and readers of poetry.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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