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Though self-publishing and book promotion are becoming common, poetry remains a niche market. Even bookstores will typically just sell acknowledged classics, academic anthologies, and a few books by today’s most famous poets. How does a poet become successful and increase book sales since poetry has its own unique nuances and requirements for promotion. Cherrie Woods (book publicist/self-published poet) along with Alan King (traditionally published poet) will share strategies for promoting your poetry project.
Cherrie Woods, aka Cherrie Amour is a Baltimore-based poet whose candid, narrative style of poetic verse is recorded on two CD projects “ilovemesomewords” and “Love’s Journey” and in her book “Free to Be Me, Poems on Love, Life and Relationships.” Cherrie hosts the “Words, Wine & Wings” poetry series and serves as the poetry editor of “What's Hot in the DMV with Your Girl Cheryl” ezine. Her poems have been featured in the Paterson Literary Review, Understorey Magazine, Poet's Ink, The Fire Inside: Collected Poems and Stories from Zora’s Den and Maryland in Poetry.
Alan King is a husband, father, author and communications specialist based in Bowie, MD. He's the author of DRIFT, POINT BLANK, and his forthcoming chapbook CROOKED SMILING LIGHT. Of POINT BLANK, the U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo said, these "poems are not pop and flash, rather more like a slow dance with someone you're going to love forever." King is a Cave Canem fellow and a MFA graduate of the U of Southern Maine.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pmVirtual Event