Nostalgia, Naturally by Tyler Pedersen

In December 2007, I self-published my first book of poetry through Authorhouse.  It was a great learning process and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the desire to publish and some rainy day money saved up.  Like every poet, I’d love for someone to pay me to write, but seriously, what publisher pays for poetry?  It’s all about mainstream writers and being well-known in the New Yorker magazine.  I wasn’t going to wait for the phone call or letter, so I took the initiative and just did it myself.  I am happy that I do not conform to the stuffy standards that other people put in place.  It takes all the fun out of writing and crushes creativity.  Case and point…where would the art world be without the realist painter, Gustave Courbet?  He went against the French Academy and painted life as he saw it with his eyes and not with his head.  He led the avant-garde movement against tradition, affording future artists the freedom to express themselves on canvas.  Artists like Picasso, Monet and Dali used this independence to create some of the most famous pieces of artwork the modern world has ever known.  You can’t tell me that poetry can’t break out of the mold.  It’s artistic expression, the words paint themselves.  There’s my rant for the day (and I don’t rant often).  If you are interested in checking out my book of poetry, ‘Nostalgia, Naturally,’ on Amazon, click on the link above to see what’s inside.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day and may your muse keep fueling the fire deep within your soul!

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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1 Response to Nostalgia, Naturally by Tyler Pedersen

  1. Gallivanta says:

    I think one of the best things about self-publishing or even blogging as we do is that we can decide what we like ; we are no longer at the mercy of those others who decide what should or should not be published. Admittedly they have in the past and continue to this day to bring us wonderful books but I like being in charge of my reading selection. And there is excellent material on blogs.

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