poetry, writing

nothing less renumerative

“…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.

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