Great questions posed by Jeannine - Relative Success, Relative Failure - Life as a Poet. Lots of food for thought. No easy answers to these questions. Also the dialogue Nic Sebastian has been having on exposure for poetry - (see her post at Want Poetry Readers? Publish in multiple formats - some free) gives poets a lot to think about. Then I read an article today... The author as entrepreneur, and the dangers it poses. The author talks about a program similar to Kiskstarter but specifically for writers.
There are just so many things for writers to ponder today.