|More on Alfred Douglas here|
Of course, the only poets in the U.S. for whom poetry is a job are … oh, yeah: There aren’t any! Though there are jobs out there that one’s standing as a poet depend on. How many? I haven’t found a source for that information.
Would PoBiz be more or less competitive without those institutional emoluments? Would we know about Horace or Virgil without the monetary grease provided by Gaius Cilnius Maecenas?