March 29, 2016
Inside Philanthropy examines the significance of CGU’s Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
In a recent post about a gift to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Inside Philanthropy noted that campus music schools don’t tend to get showered with big money. You know who else rarely gets showered with big money? Poets, that’s who.
Sure, there’s the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which netted five winners from the 2015 class $25,800 each. But such examples are few and far between. We’re simply not conditioned to expect any correlation between poetry and vast riches. (To which most poets will say, “As it should be!”)