What Happens When a Poetry Magazine Gets $200 Million?

Poetry magazine started in Chicago in 1912, and during the ensuing century, the magazine’s history and the history of American poetry often were joined at the hip. It published an unknown T.S. Eliot, gave early support to Langston Hughes, discovered Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, Gwendolyn Brooks. What Poetry rarely had was a history of picking fights, rising blood pressures or heated controversies. Until the money arrived.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: Jun 20, 2011
Length: 8 minutes (2,051 words)
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