Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice.
But most commonly, it's one poem that I work on with a lot of intensity.
I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
It's ironic that while I was a worker in Detroit, which I left when I was twenty six, my sense was that the thing that's going to stop me from being a poet is the fact that I'm doing this crummy work.
The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.