The 6.5 Habits of Moderately Successful Poets

“The 6.5 Habits of Moderately Successful Poets,” by Jeffrey Skinner

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You might be forgiven if, like a kid looking through the newspaper for comic strips, you return to this book only to enjoy the humorous lists, tables, and other extras that punctuate the text. Like “The Periodic Table of Poetic Elements” and its listing for “Glückium – the thinnest, sharpest element…” or the “Top Ten Complaints of Poets” (“#7: Guy I went to school with has yet another poem in The New Yorker.”)