Poetry Comics: The Poetry Industry

poetry industry comic

Poetry Comics: The Poetry Industry

Overheard in one of our kitchens:

Parent: [something something something] the Poetry Industry.

Teenager: The Poetry Industry?! [laughs hysterically]. Is that, like, poems? Who’s ever going to make any money on that?

The hearsay was duly shared with one of our editors who works in “the poetry industry” and this comic was offered up. We in the Poetry Industry think a sense of humor might be important.


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  1. L. L. Barkat says

    This is definitely not the Ogden Nash branch of the park 😉

    Poor Basho, working for Acme Haiku now. :)

  2. says

    Imagine the power grabs! MFA-ers against Free Versers.

    Altogether too much smoke spewing from those stacks. Some enterprising journalist has to go undercover and report back on the goings-on. Title: Hallmarked Sonnets Indicted for Off-Shore Versifying.

  3. says

    Where are the environmentalist poets fighting against the carbon footprint of the industrial poetical power? What are we going to do with those one percenter poets out there? Don’t they care about the little guy?

  4. L. L. Barkat says

    Maureen and Eric, you guys make me laugh! :) I can just see more comics in the series now.

    (sorry, Lyla, did I say *series*? No pressure. It just seems to have poetic Calvin and Hobbes possibility 😉 )


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