For freelance writers with a desire to still bring out the Shakespeare and Robert Frost in them after a day’s work, there are places for your lyricism: blogs, self-publishing, literary publications, and even poetry writing competitions.
However, poetry is not just about fusing words and rhythm. There is some labor involved here, and it’s going to hurt. A poet’s work, according to Indian British novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, is “to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
Read more via HOW TO WRITE A POEM AND WAKE UP THE WORLD by Len Cristobal.