Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Who Says Poetry Doesn't Pay?

According to this newspaper story, a Washington College graduate won a $US67,000 prize for her poem about New Zealand's Franz Josef glacier. (You can read it if you click on the link).

Actually, reading the story carefully, I think they may have it wrong. It seems to me that she actually won the award for a portfolio of work, not just one poem. But either way, it's more than most poets will receive for their efforts in a lifetime.

1 comment:

Jan said...

Yes, poets ARE undervalued in lots of ways but the folk who DO appreciate/value them are worth their weight in gold..