October 12th, 2013 / 5:43 pm


in a recent Open Letter to the Poetry Foundation the poet Sandra Simonds states:

Last year the Poetry Foundation’s income was over seven million dollars and the foundation’s total assets are well above 150 million dollars. I was disappointed to learn that the Poetry Foundation gives only around $7,500 annually to poets in need.

A petition to The Poetry Foundation that you can sign if you want has been set up at Change.org

(It currently has 177 signatures)



  1. Owen K

      Good point, good petition, Rauan. Signed.

  2. Rauan Klassnik

      thanks! …. petition has over 400 signatures now …