Poets and Spoken Word Artists Network Survey interim report

Kate Fox. Stand-Up Poet. Writer. Comedian. Performer. Researcher. Facilitator. Lecturer.

Poetry and Spoken Word Artists Network Fees and Needs Survey March 2015 Short Report

We opened the survey on 4th March 2015. As at 14th March 2015 there have been 229 responses (Now 245 at 26/3 after this report compiled). Kate Fox and Tamar Yoseloff began sharing the survey via their Facebook pages and the poetsnetwork@gmail.com set up a week earlier and containing 100 contacts at that point (Now 149). We asked respondents to share with other poets and spoken word artists who do (or want to do) paid work and it has snowballed through networks. The intention of the survey was to get an initial snapshot of poets greatest concerns re fees and also to see what, if any, role they might want a poets network to play in their professional lives.

SUMMARY

“Poetry is a job, like any other writing job. We have worth, like any other writer…

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