Career Move

A poet died. His name was Seamus . . . prize winner – a Pulitzer. Somehow I’ve never heard of him. True for the vast majority of us, I think. We don’t read poets on a daily basis. Pulitzer winners seem far away, residing in a rarefied, intellectual stratosphere . . . almost foreboding . . . distant. Unfamiliar. Now he’s dead, we see him everywhere, on TV news, the Internet, and Facebook. Who’s not heard his name this week? Been curious enough to Google? Watch him read on your computer? You can’t buy publicity like this. He’s everywhere . . . his words now everyday. Such powerful images. I’m thinking. Wow. He’s really good, these profound, simple wisdoms . . . moving. Damn, I’m sorry he is dead. But were he not, quite possibly I would have never read his work.

Death is the greatest of career moves.



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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5 Responses to Career Move

  1. Stopping blogging seems to be a good career move too, Bruce – I’ve had more than twenty new followers since I put my feet up for my tea-break !!!!
    Can’t figure it out !!!

  2. August was a rough month for me and blogging. Two of the grandkids came for a week long visit and just when it was getting back to normal my father-in-law passed away, so I was not on the blog site for a while. Like Valerie, when I returned I found I had more followers than I remembered. So figure.

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