Check out these 4 easy ways to help
Let’s nail down this point first before we begin: You DON’T have to buy every book you see in order to bolster modern day poetry. Sometimes you have to find other ways to provide encouragement for contemporary poets that work for you.
- Read Book Reviews: Poets, just like every other writer, need reviews of their work. Why? So lovers of poetry can discover new poetry collections (and hopefully discover that that they’re also new fans).
- Share Their Work: Social media is a great to share a poet’s work and costs you nothing. Hate it or love it, social media like Instagram and Twitter are impressive advertising tools for the world of poetry. Use your social media to promote the artists that you love! They’ll love you for it.
- Your Library: If you can’t spend money at the bookstore right now, ask your library to purchase books by your favorite poets! Not only does this support poets in a financial sense, but it will also increase the reach of their work.
- Write Reviews: Have you read a great poetry collection lately? Then write a review about it! Your opinion matters! Take a few minutes out of your day to do a bit of your own writing – it will help readers and writers.