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Jul
18

What Is A Chapbook?

Wouldnt it be nice to sell your own collection of poetry when you step off the stage at an open mic? Wouldnt it be nice to see a set of your poems in print? Well, publishing a chapbook through 2 Pens & Lint would be a great way to achieve that goal of pushing your poetry career to the next level. I am a poet myself and I notice that many of us post our poems on social media websites because it’s inexpensive and also because we can get direct feedback from a large audience. However, these are poems that we are essentially giving away for free seeing as how we receive no pay for posting these poems. I feel that poets that are serious about the craft realize that at some point they may need to pay bills with money made from their talent for writing. One of the main problems in poetry/spoken word is that we dont value our own work many times therefore we give away our poetry for free while others benefit from our works whether through ads on websites or from admission paid to see us read at open mics. However, if we value our own poetry and our dedication to the craft then we must also understand that we should have something to show for our work and dedication. Publishing and releasing a chapbook is a great way for a poet to benefit from their dedication to the craft. Also, people who pay for your poetry are more likely to give you an honest opinion because theyve now invested both money and time into your poetry. At 2 Pens & Lint we publish chapbooks for poets interested in

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  1. ISeeInPoetry says:

    I can’t wait to feel my chapbook in´╗┐ my hands! What an amazing idea! I will share you video on my fan page and website! Much respect… ~Isee Inpoetry~

  2. GirlGeekLovesStampin says:

    I’d love to publish a chapbook. I might give it a try. Thanks´╗┐ for sharing this.

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