Friday, May 29, 2009

PoBiz on NPR

You know how I love talking about the business of poetry. Well, so does NPR. Here's a link to their story: Already Poor, Poets Don't Much Mind The Recession.

As we know, poets are largely unpaid. Publishers are hemorrhaging money. And the fact that many publishers run presses earning little or no money is just depressing. Good thing we are reaching for something beyond a dollar amount.

Check it out, and then tell me what you think.

4 comments:

Kells said...

January,

thanks for this. what's interesting is that it's kind of a non-story for poets, but a story for everyone who doesn't know what poetry publishing entails. I think poetry has always felt in a recession and actually most small presses feel this way. ;-)

I tend not to worry about poetry though. people who love it, love it and it will always be around.

Ananda said...

thanks for sharing the link.

January said...

Thanks Ananda.

January said...

Kelli, it does seem like a non-story.

With so many people enrolling in creative writing poems and the growth of spoken word venues, I think the poetry audience will always be there. It's just too bad we don't get paid to write poems.

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