For those of you who have known me for a long time, you will know I came from Canada, and was an entrepreneur, and a poet.
I started and still run The Canadian Federation of Poets which is a world-wide organization devoted to the promotion and marketing of poets and poetry.
As a marketer – I also subscribe to Oprah magazine because what she has in there, become trending topics on the internet, so I use it as a marketing tool.
You can imagine my thrill and excitement when I saw Oprah Magazine -First EVER Poetry Edition
Much to my delight – it was FULL of poetry mentions.
She is promoting April as POETRY Month. This could be the greatest marketing leverage of all time. What she says – becomes LAW. NOW is the time to promote yourself, poetry and the beauty of this medium (not to mention when you create empowering poetry you assist the healing of the planet)
Even Maria Shriver collaberated on Oprah’s FIRST EVER POETRY ISSUE.
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In addition, she will have spawned a new generation of poetry readers with her recommendation of the top 20 poetry books.
Here is a list of some she recommended:
– The Poetry of Robert Frost
– The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
– The Complete Collected Works of Maya Angelou
– Ariel – The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath
– Migration by WS Merwin (US Poet Laureate)
– Open Ground By Seamus Heaney (Nobel Laureate)
– EE Cummings – 1904 -1962
Oprah has the touch of Gold – she can bring things from obscurity to every day life.
Leverage this opportunity – Blog, tweet, Facebook, do everything in your power to let the world know POETRY ROCKS!
Let’s use the internet for good 🙂
It’s time for all you closet poets to come out and play.
Find out more about the Federation of Poets
Check out the first book I ever wrote:
It’s a poetic version of making sure your life is on track and on purpose!