Stacia Fleegal has written an excellent post that keeps the discussion going on Sandra Simonds et al’s drive to get the Poetry Foundation to turn a portion of its immense resources toward helping poets in need.
Here is the link to Fleegal’s piece http://www.staciamfleegal.com/2013/10/open-letters-closed-minds-yellow.html & a excerpt:
I was going to just tweet about it and let it die: “Open letters are the bunnies of the written word–they just keep making more of themselves.”
But I got really upset and figured the most productive thing to do was to pledge my grievance, take my fight to the one place where it makes the most sense, where people will really care…my poor neglected blog.
Poet Sandra Simonds did it better. She wrote a much-needed and increasingly publicized open letter to the Poetry Foundation asking, in a nutshell, for them to step up and help poets in economic need.
You know, to do its job, the one it purports to do bigger and better than anyone else.
Also, Simonds has share that there is actual progress being made at the Poetry Foundation. If we keep the discussion going, we could very well see needful action taken.