Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(11/15/2013 7:59:00 PM)
Dear Sherrie, here's the kind of ATTENTION you should be getting; the kind I get. I wrote a poem for a popular radio show host in my area who had retired. His name is Allan Prell. It was a sentimental piece (at least my version of one) , I posted it on a few forums for posterity and forgot about it. Soon afterwards, I received this letter, from Prell himself. Needless to say I was delighted.
Allan Prell (United States ;)
5/18/2010 9: 25: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)
My son Scott found your poem. I don't have any idea how. I think it is excellent - naturally it's about Allan Prell, one of my favorite people.
Within the past few months have finished a novel I have been working on it for one year. I would like to include your poem in the book. I am self-publishing and would like to include it. In payment I will send you copy FREE if you send along your address. Also when was it first placed on line?
The poem would appear as the last page after 'About the Author.' You will receive writing credit.
I bet you listened to the show when you were at your computer at SSA in West Baltimore. Shame on you..... but thank you.
Now thats attention. The real thing. Made a couple nice literary contacts from that credit. Maybe some day you too can get offers to publish. Of course, you have to write strong poetry to do that, (not likely in your case) , but one can dream. -LP