Left field musing. Reading Ron's discussion of a reading he did with Jessica Smith. Being intrigued I checked out the references he gave about Smith. I'll follow up on her work, indeed, and her blog is worth reading, especially on what Ron was discussing, which was 'the poetry reading'.
But ... here's my sideways not-to-do-with-any-of-this thought. Smith is involved in a press that is, among other things, publishing an anthology of 'younger' poets (ie under 40). Fair enuff, a publisher needs to be publishing whatever. To state the obvious, it's their passion, especially in a profit-free zone such as poetry. But ...
... the implication is that only 'young/er' equals 'emerging'. There are those who emerge 'older' and, thus, never get to engage with such projects. And there's an assumption that 'older' somehow means either you've made it, or your way of writing is 'set' and that you don't continue to 'emerge'. Who ever has done an anthology of poets who slip through the nets, such as the above? Yep, thought so. Not a sausage, nada, no cigar.
No reflection on this venture, which looks cool. Not even being twitter and bisted. Just noting, for da record, ya know. You make yr own tracks.