Thursday, May 01, 2008

Suddenly giving away your poem is a 'big thing'?

Though why The Telegraph should consider this to be newsworthy is anyone's guess. I've been giving my poems away for free for years - and I'm not the only one at it.

There again, any publicity for Gillian Ferguson’s poem should be welcomed - the poem is large and ambitious and (more often than not) very well executed.

Hat tip thingy to Ron Silliman.

1 comment:

  1. It's the 1000-page factor added to the potlatch element that makes it newsworthy. My giving a $20 donation to a nonprofit is not news. Ruth Lilly giving $100 million is.