Monday, October 30, 2006

Free (Market) Verse - Steve Evans

If you're hostile or sympathetic to this take on the poetry world, it's still a very interesting read:

By Steve Evans.

A teaser:

"Through men like Dana Gioia, John Barr, and Ted Kooser, Karl Rove’s battle-tested blend of unapologetic economic elitism and reactionary cultural populism is now being marketed in the far-off reaches of the poetry world. A curiously timed gift from a pharmaceutical heir who, before slipping into four decades of crippling depression, had submitted a pseudonymous item or two to Chicago’s Poetry magazine, which politely rejected them, has bankrolled the unlikely effort."


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