Cloudy Day Art Presents:
The Poet Tech Podcast – Episode #3
Download Episode (Right-click –> Save as)
In this week’s episode I give my predictions of what the future of poetry online looks like from this point forward. Here are the key points that I discuss. Listen in above or download the MP3 for the details:
- Before the web, the only way a few ways to share poetry
- Currently poetry is easier to put online than ever before. No technical barriers.
- Anybody can create a poetry blog
- Poetry can be posted on sites that aren’t specifically blogs
- There are poetry specific web communities
- New forms of sharing poetry are being embraced
- Here is what I believe we’ll see in TwentyTen and beyond:
- An slight upswing in poetry specific sites targeted at the masses. There is very little upend left.
- An unavoidable decline in these sites.
- Poets will host their own writings because of the ease of entry
- The number of poetry magazines will continue to decline as poets begin to the value of social media to gain exposure
- More poets will choose to self-publish their poetry books through on-demand sites such as LuLu.com and will stop seeking publishing deals and bulk book orders
- SEEKING A PUBLISHER IS A WASTE OF TIME
- There will be more poetry online than ever before because more people are online than ever before. Sharing every aspect of their lives.
- Poets have an innate desire to share our creation
So, what are your predictions for the upcoming years? Do you agree or disagree with any of the statements that I made?
Let me know in the comments or by calling in to the voicemail line.