Dear Haiku Maven, Is it ever acceptable to promote one’s work at the expense of others? Two haiku poets I know use their work as examples whenever they give a presentation. They never use haiku by other poets. I think this is crass. Shouldn’t someone tell them this looks bad? I tried once, but was told their own haiku were the best examples for the presentation. Dumbfounded
Haiku Maven suggests that you skip these kinds of presentations. And then give your own presentation which showcases the work of haiku poets you admire. As for the poets you describe, they are neither the first nor the last to be in love with their own work.
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