David Orr http://publicradioeast.org en From Dissections To Depositions, Poets' Second Jobs http://publicradioeast.org/post/dissections-depositions-poets-second-jobs "No man but a blockhead," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "ever wrote, except for money." This is tough news for poets, since the writing they do is often less immediately profitable than a second-grader's math homework (the kid gets a cookie or a hug; the poet gets a rejection letter from <em>The Kenyon Review</em>). Poetry itself is tremendously valuable, of course, but that value is often realized many years after a poem's composition, and sometimes long after the end of its author's life.<p>In the meantime, everyone has to eat. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:03:00 +0000 David Orr 12800 at http://publicradioeast.org From Dissections To Depositions, Poets' Second Jobs