Rising poet Lovejoy Shazharume advocates for professional recognition in the arts
Lovejoy Shazharume, an emerging poet and spoken word artist, emphasizes the need for event organizers and promoters to acknowledge poetry as a professional talent rather than a mere hobby.
An evident imbalance persists between poetry and other artistic disciplines, one that requires urgent recognition as a legitimate professional field.
The lack of engagement with event organizers and promoters is a pressing issue that demands our attention. This issue significantly impacts poets, affecting their ability to earn a sustainable livelihood.
“As the day comes to a close, we find ourselves empty-handed, unable to provide for our families,” Shazharume said the struggles faced by poets.
The challenges of plagiarism and copyright infringement loom large over us. Certain individuals manipulate and distort my poems, using my lines as they compose their own verses.