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Poet is the name given to an individual who writes creative verse to express concepts and themes. Their work may take a variety of different forms and is not restricted by formal definitions. In Australia, poets typically work in other occupations to support their poetic endeavours and many self-publish, make submissions to publishing houses, apply for grants and artist in residence programs or compete in national competition for monetary prizes. Poets can have extensive or no formal training and rely mainly on their creativity and skill with words. Studies in the liberal arts may be useful in forming the ability to think conceptually and thematically and to write and analyse at a higher level.