M E D I A R E L E A S E
CONTACT: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
February 3, 2008
For Immediate Release
So Who Cares If a Newsletter's Long?
Neglected Poets Get Attention in Popular Sharing With Writers Newsletter
Award-winning poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson decided to quit neglecting her poet pals and include a segment specifically for poets in her popular newsletter, Sharing with Writers.
It's about time. Sharing with Writers was originally conceived to help all writers, just as Howard-Johnson's HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers was. Instituted some three years ago, the newsletter was so jam-packed with tips, articles and a question and answer feature that she felt one more segment would make the letter too long.
Still, many subscribers were poets. And they were faithful readers. Howard-Johnson says, "It just occurred to me that many poets were writers of other material and that the opposite might be true if more writers were exposed to the advantages of knowing the elements of poetry. I mean you can use alliteration effectively in headlines! Besides, if I put out a long newsletter each week, hardly anyone will notice if it's a little longer."
Thus the segment "On Poetry" was born. Last week Howard-Johnson shared a tip from a poet who sells her chapbooks at Venice Beach. This year she recommends a book on shopping one's poetry that every poet should read.
Howard-Johnson, better known as The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor (www.howtodoitfrugally.com), came to marketing and editing through experience in those fields but also as the author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, and a poetry collection Tracings, which was given an award of excellence by the Military Writers' Society of America and was named to Compulsive Readers' Ten Best Reads list. She has also collaborated with Magdalena Ball on what may be the first e-chapbook of poetry, Cherished Pulse.
Find information on Howard-Johnson at http://carolynhoward-johnson.com.
Subscription information for Sharing with Writers may be found at www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.
For more information on Cherished Pulse, visit http://www.compulsivereader.com/html/images/cherishedpulse.htm
or contact maggieball.compulsivereader.com.
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