I’m looking for a poetic word or expression that means making professional connections, lobbying, networking, socializing professionally.
League, circuit, club, society, and so on and so forth.
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Is it schmooze you’re looking for?
Let me first say that limericks are also a form of poetry. In that spirit my answer is hobnob.
The first word that comes to mind is mingle.
I've been hearing more frequently the word politic used as a verb.
"Let's meet tomorrow and politic."