Donn, thank you so much for your generous, kind and thoughtful response.
It means so much — I honestly can’t say.
It’s like a convergence of some type as our “sponsored” Members-only post this a.m. was a nice article about some of the great leaders of the past. The irony was, every single one mentioned in the article was someone martyred for their courage to speak out.
I wrote a response. It might make sense to you: I don’t know. I call the artists/creators I featured “My Bernies.” I love them, I trust them, I know things will be better.
I got a long, beautiful letter from Dana Gioia about what I wrote about the NEA. He is so fantastic.
He says he is touring as the poet laureate to places where poetry is never heard FOR FREE.