To encourage writers to write about big issues is all well and good, but writers in an open society are going to do that regardless. The best writers write because they have to, but the best editors edit because they want to. It’s the editors, not the writers, who need encouraging.
True enough. Still… if anyone wants to leave their estate to Toasted Cheese (a la Poetry), please do get in touch.
(P.S. Why is the Poetry Foundation still soliciting donations? They have two. hundred. million. dollars. If you are able to donate to an arts organization, please choose one that’s less well off!)