19.551 cautionary tales and the poetry market

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 09:50:09 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 551.
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         Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 09:47:34 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 19.548 cautionary tales and the poetry market

Ken, a thoughtful and reasonable response -- I would say, though,
that every department I taught in had a tenured writing faculty
member, and the dept. from which I retired had three -- from a total
faculty of only 12! Each of them had to teach a lit course each
term, but the bulk of their work was teaching creative writing, and
none of them published any 'scholarly' material: only (not an
insult!) poetry and prose fiction (and the occasional play). All of
them made it to full Professor.

>There are comparatively few positions for
>poets who work as poets, teaching students how to write poetry, and
>publishing only poetry.
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