Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Becoming a Poet

I noticed Faber & Faber's latest initiative the other day: a six-month course of thirty sessions to be run by their Academy with the aim of helping "students" as they work towards "becoming a poet".

My reaction started off as surprise at Faber's involvement in this idea, together with bemusement at their above-mentioned use of terminology in the promotional material. However, amazement soon followed when I saw the price - 3,500 quid! And I'd been led to believe there's no money in poetry...

1 comment:

  1. Hey, you can become a poet for free. Just read other poets' efforts, write some poems of your own, send them off, get rejected, make friends with fellow 'poets', fall out with them, make new friends, get into squabbles, get published, get rejected, fail to be reviewed, make no money whatsoever ...