POETS AND LYRICISTS
Poets and lyricists are creative writers. Their profession is so unique and requires the talent and skill to succeed in it. Unlike traditional jobs, poetry also makes a big hit in the entertainment industry giving various opportunities to poets and lyricists.
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”
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Who is a poet and lyricist?
Poets and lyricists are artists. However they are different from each other. Poets write their words for reading, not singing, which distinguishes them from lyricists. The delivery is quite different even though both artists use rhymes, stanzas, unique vocabulary, and symbolism. Whereas only the words, not the music, are written by lyricists for a song or musical endeavour. They must maintain the song's lyrics at the appropriate tempo and within the context of the music they are writing for.
What are the different career/profession/job options available in poetry and lyricists?
Writing Careers in Poetry
Teaching Career Portal
Arts Organisations and Bookstores
Movie/ entertainment industry
What is the scope of poetry and lyricists in India?
In India especially the scope of poetry and lyricists lies mainly in the entertainment industry giving various opportunities to poets and lyricists. There are those who have successfully made their living in India as a poet in the literature field as well.
Types of poetry and lyricists
Poetry can be divided into further genres:
How many years will be required to study poetry and lyricists as well as basic qualification requirements?
To become a poet, you must have at least a bachelor's degree and be well-versed in English literature, composition, creative writing, and poetic construction. Poets need to be extremely knowledgeable about language, poetic voice, style, and structure. The degree will take upto 3-4 years in creative writing and literature.
What are the top universities in India for studying poetry and lyricists?
University of Mumbai Santacruz East, Mumbai
CSJM - Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Kanpur
Hindustan College of Arts and Science Kelambakkam, Chennai
Department of English and Foreign Languages Kanpur
Calcutta University College Street, Kolkata
What are the top universities abroad to study poetry and lyricists?
University of Auckland
Trinity College Dublin
Bath Spa University
University of South Carolina
Central Michigan University
California State University
What skills are required to be a poet and lyricist?
What personality is best suitable for a poet and lyricist?
The natural personality traits of published poets include creativity, curiosity, and maybe eccentricity. However, writing proficiency is not a personality trait. It can be learned. Poetry writing is a skill that can be learnt, even though poets may be more imaginative and unconventional.
What are the pros and cons of working as a poet and lyricist?
Your personality fits it perfectly
You practically pay nothing for it
You can still write even when you're old
Getting famous in this industry is very likely
You must do your own sales
You must make financial compromises
It takes time to be successful in this field as there is no stable income