003 Poet Tech Podcast – The Future of Poetry Online

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The Poet Tech Podcast – Episode #3


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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
    • 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.

Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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  1. love the podcast! i have been writing poetry about the web and the future of the web for some time now and think you might be interested in checking it out @ http://web-poet.com

    would luv if u stop by and let me know what you think

  2. Awesome, @weblaureate! I'll definitely check out your site. Thanks for passing it on.
    I'm now following you on Twitter, too.

  3. I love this show. Inspirational. When's the next episode coming out?

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