Sideshow: No one needs to care about poetry other than you
A column by Sage Cohen, Big Tent Poetry Sideshow Barker
The good news is this: no one needs to care about poetry other than you. And though inspiration may not directly fill your bank account, it will fill your sails. Who knows — passion may have an even greater, untapped earning potential than that predictable paycheck.
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This is a very a very interesting article with both sociological an political implications
on how to keep fruit on the sideboard without doing a job you dislike.As someone who worked for financial gain and never for job satisfaction I empathise with a poem written by
Ted Hughes for wife his Sylvia Plath called ‘The Blue Flannel Suit’from Birthday Letters.It is about her job as a College lecturer which she was compelled to do to support her husband poet Ted Hughes.