just think of The Poetry Biz as a continual ponzi scheme:
The Poetry Ponzi Scheme.
- get a job teaching poetry to kids who will buy your poetry/buy your courses
and graduate 12.3 million younger "poets" to poetry-teacher status (with credentials)
who will in turn "teach" kids younger than they what SELLS and
who will buy their poetry…. and various magazines and anthologies and zines to
SEE what they need to do to get into any one of the 12.7 million clubs….
meanwhile ? Ecuador gave the U.S.A. the Royal Finger ! they cash sell their oil and their broccoli and their cut-flowers
anywhere … and go local ?