Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Culture crunch (cont.)

'Most funded poetry organisations will be forced to cut their programme and poetry publishers will have to cut their lists. They will cut out the more financially risky or onerous work, because that's what it makes sense to do, and this means that the more established poets will continue to be published. Getting a first collection taken on by a publisher is going to be more difficult than ever though, and poets may have to think hard about alternative ways of building their careers, such as submission to print and online magazines, unpaid readings and even self-publishing.'
Chris Holifield, Director of the Poetry Book Society

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