Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Week Round-Up

I spent some time last night with a friend trying to figure out how best to write a grant proposal to fund an upcoming poetry project. The mid-October deadline has put us into high gear. We're trying to find the right balance of attracting the local university community, while increasing our connections with the surrounding artist community. We have to show a benefit--direct or indirect--to the city. Without going into details, the project has a wide scope, so narrowing the focus and being as specific as possible might be the way to go.


Dear Poetry Foundation, please tell me why there are so few poets of color in your Essential American Poets audio segments. Please tell me Donald Hall had more of a selection to choose from than this. I subscribe to this podcast, among others of yours, and the lack of inclusion of a diverse body of writers is shameful.


Ten Rules for Changing the Game,” by Thomas Sayers Ellis.


Six Questions with Carl Phillips, the new judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, is up at Post No Ills.


The VQR Story continues.

1 comment:

Jessie Carty said...

I'm working on a personal grant and that is hard enough but for an event. WHEW! Good luck with it :)


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