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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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