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What It Takes to Be A Poet In the 21st Century

By Laurin Penland


Wilmington, NC – The life of a 21st Century poet isn't easy. Janie Miller is a good friend of mind here in Wilmington. She's a poet and a painter. She graduated from UNCW's MFA program, and she says her writing is going really well, but it's difficult to juggle two teaching gigs and bar tending, all the while searching for more stable work. She came into the studio to talk about her life as an up and coming poet and the role of poetry in the world today.