friend: you need to post more poetry on your site.
me: i post links to the places i’ve been published. i guess i can post the poems that have been published after publication. i should update it more.
friend: no, what about all those poems from when you were getting your mfa. post those.
me: well, i’m trying to get some of those published, so i won’t post them. some editors feel that if it’s posted online, even on a personal blog, that is a form of publication.
friend: well you should post the ones that you aren’t trying to get published.
me: um, no. the ones i’m not trying to get published are the ones i don’t think are that great. i don’t want that to be a representation of my work.
So I’ll start posting some of the poems I’ve written that have been previously published to make it easier for people to read a sampling of my writing steelo. Is that better? (Um, besides all the links I’ve posted?)