Edward Field’s “Writing for Money”


  1. Robert Schwab
    Robert Schwab April 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm .

    I tol&#39; you, I tol&#39; you.<br /><br />buy my cheap poems at http://www.robertschwabpoet.com! <br /><br />I think poets should be paid for their work. It&#39;s the only way to survive in a market economy, and there&#39;s no guarantee you will survive even if the price is right.<br /><br />But, Joe, you know I already stand for this. Loved the poem, though. Just wish Ed Field would make a buck or

  2. utopianfragments
    utopianfragments April 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm .

    this is such a cool short poem.<br />I love it. It is true, simple and direct.

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison April 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm .

    Actually not, Sabina—I had this queued before you posted about Prince. Go figure!<br /><br />And Ed—I did make $500 bucks when my <i>Bed of Coals</i> won the Colorado Poetry Award back in the Pleistocene. And I probably raked in about $30 total from <i>Poetry</i> back when Joseph Parisi was editor (I&#39;m not allowed within 25 yards of them now—judge&#39;s orders). And then when I was a grad

  4. sabina_espinet
    sabina_espinet April 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm .

    Is this a rebuttal to my Prince post? 🙂

  5. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker April 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm .

    that&#39;s a plan worthy of<br /><br />I<br /><br />sold a poem once it was 1973 &amp;<br />as I recall it was to a magazine called Poetry &amp;<br />they paid a nickel a word a<br />word as defined was five spaces<br /><br />so I used a lot of empty spaces (thus how I came to my style… for M O N E Y and the concomitant F A M E <br />&amp; even so witth all of the spaceses &amp; corect

  6. Jim Murdoch
    Jim Murdoch April 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm .

    Enjoyed this one a lot, Joseph. Oh, if only it were possible, eh?<br /><br>

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