View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lee Strong, Poet

I am a poet.

Anyone who has known me over the years knows that I write poetry, so the title is no surprise.

But this is official.

There is an organization called Poets & Writers (which publishes a magazine by the same name) that has a Directory of Writers. In order to qualify for listing as a poet in the directory, one must have published at least six poems “in a literary journal, anthology, or edited Web publication.”

I’ve done that. So, by their definition, I am a poet.


Don’t worry: I won’t suddenly start handing out business cards that say “Lee Strong, Poet,” nor will I start sporting a beret.

Still, I can now officially lay claim to the title.

I’m not a great poet. I’m not even a good poet. There are poets who publish more poems each year than I have in my entire life.

That doesn’t matter. Six poems or six hundred, we are all fellow poets.

Maybe I’ll reconsider those business cards.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, poet! Glad to know you! I hope you publishe more than 6 poems in 2008!

Write on,

12:53 PM  

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