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Poet deVine
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0 posted 06-29-2001 07:38 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Do you consider yourself a 'writer/poet' that is just making a living doing something else, or are you someone who likes to write as a hobby? When you fill out a questionnaire that asks 'profession?' do you write down poet or writer?
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1 posted 06-29-2001 08:17 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm a Gemini... So by definition, I have to write "composite composer"....
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2 posted 06-29-2001 09:21 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

I'd have to say writer because I don't just stick to poetry. I cover all areas...not well but hey.  
As for the profession, student should cover it for the next 8 years.  


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3 posted 06-29-2001 11:57 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Since it's not the main thing I do, but one of many, I generally put writing, poetry, one-act playcraft under hobbies, along with cooking, camping, SCA, RPG's, PC repair, reading, and hiking. There's a lot more, but most applications only have so much space.
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4 posted 06-29-2001 12:49 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Well, I don't write down poet or writer yet. . . but, like Alicat, I do put it down under the "hobbies and interests" section. . . you'd be surprised how many people in the business sector are poor writers. . .


To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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5 posted 06-29-2001 04:38 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I want to become a I'll obviously be putting that down on my resume.
I consider myself to be learning how to be one....that's the whole point of university and passions.....learning and sharing.
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6 posted 06-29-2001 09:08 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is exactly what I'm trying to find out.
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7 posted 06-30-2001 11:28 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B


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8 posted 07-01-2001 06:38 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I have to put "writing poetry" under hobbies/interests. I don't believe you can make a serious career of poetry alone, even famous poets lecture and teach. I am certainly not part of that academic group. I am waiting for a movement like the Beats, or better yet a new Renaissance to come back into fashion so I can make my stab at fame and maybe put poet / philosopher on a resume.

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9 posted 07-01-2001 02:54 PM       View Profile for Lisa   Email Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lisa

I would like to put Poet down as my occupation, unfortunately I can't. I am a paraeducator, I may never be anything more, who knows. I am not sure if I am good enough to be a poet as anything other than a hobby. And maybe I am afraid to find out. I certainly am unsure who to ask or where to begin. But it would be nice to list that as my occupation.
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10 posted 07-01-2001 05:50 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

What an exciting question to answer....because I do make my living from writing! I AM A WRITER IN EVERY WAY!!!  

Prose is my forte, with Poetry being something I have to "work at" more, although when a piece flows it really, really flows.

Also, since I have been participating in public "Open Mic" settings, it makes me feel more like a poet and I find myself writing more poetry. Always a delight!

Thanks for asking the question, it surely brightened MY day!

With Purpose and Passion,


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11 posted 07-04-2001 07:03 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I'd love to reach the level of professional writer someday, but for now it just goes under "hobbies".

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

Titia Geertman
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12 posted 07-04-2001 08:53 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

It would scare the hell out of me, because I don't see myself as a poet, just as person who tells stories on rhyme.

I always rhyme, even at work when I have a message to mail to my teammembers. They remember the message better that way I discovered, ha ha.

Poetry is just fun for me.


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13 posted 07-05-2001 08:29 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

I consider myself a writer/poet, there is nothing else I want to be. However, depending upon the application, I will put whatever boring career I am involved in at the time.  But I don't mean it..LOL
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14 posted 07-05-2001 09:55 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

the work i get paid for just funds it so i can write.... the writing is my real work
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15 posted 07-05-2001 10:37 AM       View Profile for Fading Away   Email Fading Away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fading Away

I have no desire to get paid for writing my poetry.  I write because I love to write.  I want to be a musician, not a writer.  Although, I will assuredly continue to write as I grow older.


You canít expect the roses to grow without the weeds.

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16 posted 07-05-2001 05:13 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

I increasingly find writing important to me. I can only imagine being compensated for it. When and if writing ever paid the bills I would consider myself such. In the meantime I am interrupted in my new interest trying to make a living doing something else. I do find myself reading poetry to my customers on a more frequent basis and even had one woman weep in front of her husband at my poem "Letter to my children". For a moment I thought I was going to lose a $43,000 sale. Who knows? Maybe....someday.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to decieve"

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