Last night my wife and I watched a DVD rental from Red Box. Out of respect to my wife, I will not mention the title. She thought it was so bad, that she remarked, "Dear God, the sad thing is there is a paper trail that links us to it." It was in fact pretty bad, but as I reviewed what was available, it sounded like a good idea at the time.
More good news / bad news on the poetry economics front...
- Poets & Writers, a nonprofit literary organization, has received a $2 million donation to support its Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award founded in 2007 for emerging American poets. The money comes from the Liana Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Far Hills, N.J.
- Staff Cut at Farrar, Straus & Giroux according to NY Observer these are only the beginning.
Cecilia Woloch emailed me with news of a new Literary Journal so I'm passing the information on to all my readers Check out San Pedro River Review. I'll scoot over there and check it out myself and suggest our readers do as well.
It's getting late, I'm off to journal a bet yet for the night.