It has to be said there are many manifestations of the literary arts, and in all candour, most of them pay better than poetry. I suppose I could claim that this shows the superiority of poetry over lesser forms, as our branch of literature is less corrupted by gross commercialism, and thus is purer and less compromised. Cynics would merely comment that our very lack of money makes us easy meat for anybody who jingles a pocket full of loose change in our direction.
That being said there is one form of literature which pays well and yet is not well regarded.
I remember listening with half an ear to a discussion that was underway in the Sattir’s Drop. Five men were sitting round a table near me, arguing about the state of affairs in Partann, and whether Port Naain should send an expeditionary force to restore order. I was…
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