DO stay focused. Don’t waste your energy on ultimately unimportant issues such as social media likes, comments, and so on. It is nice to be noticed, but don’t let it rule your writing life.
So you all have heard that chestnut about poetry being for the ear... Well, I'm going to take that a step further. As someone who hates his voice, and hates reading his work in public even more, this may be a trial by fire for me. Maybe you'll agree?
I'm reading Robert Pinsky's poetry writing guide called Singing School, in which he recommends the following idea...
The highly anticipated PURITY by Jonathan Franzen hits bookshelves in September. The publisher, Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux was wise enough to have ARCs on hand at the 2015 Book Expo America in May. EVEREST MAGAZINE’s Director of Social Media and Marketing, Jonathan Zeitts, was fortunate to be able to attend BEA and had the opportunity to grab one of the ARCs.