Thursday, September 07, 2006

Who Says Rhyme Doesn't Pay!

The Academy of American Poets has announced their Wallace Stevens Award Winner and it is Michael Palmer.

Now get this, Mr. Palmer receives an award of...

$100,000.00!

Yes, that's right. 100 large. Not bad for a modern day versifier.

Makes the heart feel good to know that those who try to cultivate excellence in an aesthetic craft that is increasingly marginalized can be rewarded.

Congratulations to Mr. Palmer.

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