Mainstream poetry concerns itself with the everyday world that we inhabit and perceive: personal relationships, observations of people and the city and of nature, social and sometimes political situations, etc. When you encounter an “I” voice in mainstream poetry, it is most often the author of the poem speaking directly to the reader about something in the real world.
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…I like something concrete, sensual, touchable, startling and short often. And memorable…
Seven don’ts for submitting: – Don’t assume that just because you’ve been published your work is perfect. I had one submission that had a typo in the two lines of a cover letter. The story sub started okay, but the further I read, the more typos I found which put me off the story. [...]
I am incapable of NOT infusing my fiction (and sometimes even nonfiction) with poetry. Even where it seems an odd additive, I put it there.
Over the last forty years, Ken Poyner has published over 400 poems and two chapbooks.