Smart Career Moves
Like many of you, I recently read in the paper that "Death is often a good career move in poetry." That's news I can use.
Actually, no, it's not. As I stated here before, as a busy mom I don't have luxury to die for poetry, as much as my poetry may want me to.
I thought that maybe if I got involved in some high-profile sex scandal, maybe that would be a good poetry career move. I've been stalking Larry Craig in public restrooms, making moderately-priced propositions (in haiku) to Eliot Spitzer, but alas I have not been successful creating any scandals. This poetry career business is hard.
Are there any other good career movies for poets? Or do I have to show up to my next high school reunion as a failed poet?
When I do finally die, I want them to put "She lived a pretty good poetry career" on my tombstone. That's very important to my poetry.