Poetic Justice

Today was my birthday, and I've been so busy that I haven't had any time to think about presents. But luck came my way through the internet, where I found the perfect birthday present in the form of a news item.
Apparently, a woman named Ruth Lilly (87), heir to a pharmaceutical fortune, has done her small part to promote poetry.
She did so by making a donation to Poetry Magazine --in the amount of ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

The mind reels.

I'm curious to know what this heretofore obscure magazine will do with this humongous amount of dough.

Posted by cronopio at 01:02 AM, November 20, 2002