“…I spend most of my time writing poetry, for example, and there is nothing less renumerative.”
Vikram Seth, in the GUARDIAN. Did you know he was writing a sequel to A SUITABLE BOY and not tell me? You have to tell me these things.
I have the greatest respect for Seth (I am kind of a superfan of his – and I took a seminar with him, once, and I know that he walks the walk) but poets have to stop acting like they took out the patent on poverty. In that particular competition, poetry may have a full house, but theater has four of a kind.