Good morning! I am blogging as an aspiring poet. It took me a long time to acknowledge I am a poet and an even longer time to admit I am a poet in public. I don’t expect to make enough money to support my family, if I ever make money at all. Making money is not my goal with poetry. My ultimate goal is to become Poet Laureate of the United States.
I know, it is a lofty goal, but I have a plan! I am enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing through National University. My focus in the program is poetry. I am ramping up to start my second-to-last class, which is Thesis I (Practicum) and my final class is Thesis II (Revision). I have met some great people, had some excellent mentors, and written some brilliant poetry.
When I finish the MFA in May 2017, I plan on organizing a list of contests I am interested in submitting to. For the next one to two years, I will submit to as many contests as possible. In that time, I will also research chapbook publishers and prepare my work for publication. Following that and with a few chapbooks to my name, I will research book publishers and seek assistance to publish my first book of poetry.
I will publish poems and my thoughts on poetry as well as the craft itself. I plan on linking professional articles to my site and connecting with peers published poets alike.
Thank you for reading,