TITLE

Poetry for Profit

AUTHOR(S)
Saroyan, William
PUB. DATE
March 1978
SOURCE
New Republic;3/4/78, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Contemplates the benefits of writing poetry. Dignity in writing; Mark of a cheap poet to have his poems published, paid for and actually read; Author's speculations on why poets commit suicide; Correlation between playing Monopoly and writing poetry; English poetry on posted on a door.
ACCESSION #
17413841

 

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