10 Ways to Annoy a Poet (and other writers of “less marketable” literature)

Hilarious. That is all.

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Last month, Rebecca Makkai wrote a gut-busting post over on the Ploughshares blog, entitled 14 Ways to Tick Off a Writer. (Go read that post right now because it is hilarious.) It got a lot of us over at PRISM laughing. And thinking. It seemed like we all could relate to one or more of the 14 points.

Over the next few e-phemera posts, I am going to share some of the stories and thoughts inspired by Rebecca’s words: “Writers are fun and easy to annoy. Minimum effort, maximum rage.”

Our first piece is from PRISM Contest Reader Ruth Daniell, who has devised her own list of annoyances. Enjoy.

10 Ways to Annoy a Poet 
(and other writers of “less marketable” literature)

by Ruth Daniell

Have you ever done any of these annoying things to the poets in your life? Don’t worry. Most poets are big softies. They probably…

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