THE GIFT ECONOMY NEED NEVER SUCK
The headline proclaims "Stocks End Rough Week..."
What's great about Poetry is that its economy need never tank. Click on this excerpt below for a lovely conversation between Lee Herrick and Ivy Alvarez at BOXCAR Poetry Review:
This morning, I saw that your small collection, 1 Doz. Poison Hay(na)ku, which costs $1, is up to $75 on the auction that Eileen Tabios is holding to raise funds for mosquito nets in a developing country. This is both amazing and not amazing to me, that poems that cost $1 could go for that much. It’s not surprising because they are your poems and people want them, and Eileen’s ethos stock is so high and people want to help (I myself bid when it was around $30). It says something, though, about how with the right time and the right idea, people’s better side(s) will appear and such a great idea will flourish. I admire it. I wish there were more of it.
There's plenty of meat in this article which is most def worthwhile reading, but of course I quote the above because it says I'm good stock (grin). And, btw, Ivy's one buck chap did end up raising $300. See? Poetry is a great investment!
May you let Poetry employ you!