the tutor of my poetry course was talking about how we ought to publish our work on tumblr to avoid the capitalist poetry machine and in a way I was kind of annoyed with him. just, a bit rich coming from someone who has four books out on legit poetry presses and makes money from tutoring jobs that wouldn’t be available to someone who published their poems on tumblr.com.
But I am kind of tempted by that path because a) I don’t feel comfortable sending my poems about lesbian guilt to poetry magazine editors b) my poems would probably be read by more people than if they were in a magazine, and everyone loves tumblr notes.
so basically, I’d be doing myself a massive disservice mainly out of fear. but it might make me look radical. I’ll probably do it.