Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poet Laureate of the blogosphere

Seriously? Rob McLennan and myself do this blogging thing for free and we have to compete with a Writer's Digest commercially paid blogging dude for Poet Laureate?

That's pretty funny actually.

So yah, go and vote.

Vote for Rob McLennan, in fact.


Amanda said...

I voted twice! Once for you & once for Rob. Funny that someone who gets paid to do this would be up for it..down right wrong actually!

Amanda said...

bloody hell

De said...

Wow. Just wow. I came to your site, Sina, via a direct link on Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog (which I've been a fan of for a little over a year). I was hoping to find another fellow poet who enjoyed the sharing of words. What I think I may have found are some sour grapes.
Maybe you don't know this, but Robert is paid to edit Writer's Market and Poet's Market, as well as some newsletters, etc, for Writer's Digest. The prompts he offers weekly, contests in April and November, and highly informative thoughts throughout the week on poetry are, like most blogs - and most of us who choose this crazing writing thing as a passion - on his own time.

That said, he speaks highly of your blog, graciously shared the names of ALL of the competitors (and links to many) with us before the contest was even over, all in the name of promoting a love for poetry...and so I will be giving many of them a click or two to hang out for awhile and read, write, seek a shared love of words. I may even be back to Lemon Hound to give it a second chance. But it saddens me that what should have been a fun competition turned kind of ugly. Silly, really. Doesn't the rest of the world attack/ignore/censor/degrade poetry enough, without we poets doing it among ourselves?

De said...

PS: Robert (and we who follow his blog) didn't even know he had been nominated, or was "competing" until 5 days into the competition.

Lemon Hound said...

Sorry you didn't find what you were looking for here. I'm not sure the post is about sour grapes as a recognition of difference. In any case, I don't see it that way.