CSI: Poetry. The Life and Death (Ok Just Death) of Poets

My Poetic Side has combed their database and compiled an infographic of the leading causes of death for poets.

Given the archetype of a poet suffering for their art in a poorly-insulated garret, one might think that frostbite or hypothermia would be a leading cause, but no. The mortal wound of a bad review is also missing from this list; instead, the most common cause of death was cancer, followed by heart disease.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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