Well we all start thinking we’re going to be Romantic rock stars but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it’s no big deal or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction but often it’s really just about the money the perceived prestige.
Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry as in fiction. I just think it’s harder to write. It’s harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
I’ve often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it’s been doing to my poetry when I’m not looking but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.
The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.
Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.