(1/19/2014 8:24:00 PM)
@John Long: From what I have observed, when you are still an unknown poet, follow the rules. When already known, or if your publisher can be persuaded, be as you are. Unless of course, you have money enough to spend on publishing your own poems. If you are interested in what I do to have my own way (this is just a pastime for me while waiting to get my 4 books published) look around for a sponsor who will finance your " junkie habit" - lovely uninhibited poems, what else!