Poetry Discussion : Why should anyone buy your poetry book?

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    Lots of Poets write books.. sell books..

    Question: Do you buy poetry books?

    I was just looking at my shelf and realized that I don't really buy poetry books.. I buy collections of Artists that I like.. but I'm talking full anthologies.. collected works. And I have a couple of other books.. some Pablo Naruda.. some Charles Curtis Blackwell.. but he's a friend of mine.. etc..

    Do you buy poetry books?.. and if you do.. what kind of poetry books?.. what made you actually buy the poetry books that you have bought?
     
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    Yes, I buy poetry books. I have a nice collection. I will admit most of my poetry books were gifts but still I own them. Some of my favorites: The Collected works of Derek Walcott (brother is so under read), Collected works of William Butler Yeats, a few by Lucille Clifton, Patricia Smith and several by Yusef Komunyakaa (brother is so under read) and the list goes on...
     
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    for what it's worth.. I would buy your book because I love your work. In fact, if you had a periodical collection, I would subscribe.. But you already knew that.
     
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    If you love my work, you've managed to keep it a great secret. Kidding. I love your work too and you know you wouldn't have to buy my book. As soon as the ink dried a signed copy would be on its way to you.

    (smile)
     
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    Sorry to say I have never bought any poetry books per se, but I have read many. To be honest, I didn't even by any of mine, but I read them.

    I guess it depends on what we call 'poetry'.

    I have a poem on here somewhere in the archives called 'poetry is' .
     
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