Poems for Profit


Roaringly funny. On the difficulties of walking the sometimes long and uncertain road from poetry to profit. Enjoy! Hope your weekend is sunny and fun!

There are so many poets with so many books on so many presses swarming so many internet radio sites, readings, conferences, and all that other horseshit—mainly for “exposure”—that we’re all a bit fatigued. But what to do about it? — Read More

A piece by Quincy Lehr for Contemporary Poetry Review.

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