Originally Posted by Stephen
Another interesting point he makes is that many good Irish poets don't submit to PIR. Why is this?
I wonder do so many established poets not submit to PIR
and other well-known journals because they're afraid of rejection? I think when some poets reach a certain level, and are accepted as part of the literary establishment, they begin to feel that everything they write is of the same publishable standard. It's all good. And rather than have that delusion exposed by a possible rejection, the don't submit at all, or wait to be invited to submit to a journal. Personally I don't think publication on a Monday is any guarantee of the quality of the writing on a Tuesday. Yet it seems to be the accepted norm that if you, for example, get a collection out, then you're incapable of writing a dodgy line never mind a rubbish poem for the rest of your natural.