A writer who stopped using punctuation in the 1960s and spent much of the last 30 years secluded in Hawaii will become the nation’s next chief poet.
The one-year appointment as poet laureate is meant to raise national appreciation of poetry. It comes with a $35,000 stipend and a $5,000 travel allowance.
He gets $40k for not using apostrophes, quotes, periods, or exclamation marks. I wonder if he thinks there should be a law limiting the sales of books to ten thousand copies.
[Balph Eubank] was described as the literary leader of the age, but had never written a book that sold more than three thousand copies. – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
You might say that a guy who has published or edited more than 60 works and secludes himself from society might count himself in the company of Galt’s strikers. I say anyone who is recognized as a leader of today’s poets, takes $40k from the government, and does not hold to an objective standard of communication would be horrified to be identified with anything from Ayn Rand’s mind.