Hello, all! One week down, three-and-some-change to go!

Our featured participant today is Purple Toothed Grin, where the Monday morning aubade has a cinematic patina.

Today’s poetry resource is Jessica Piazza’s Poetry Has Value. Poetry rather famously “doesn’t pay,” but Piazza has decided to test that assertion, as well as the accompanying rhetoric of the “gift economy” and devaluation of poetry, by spending a year only submitting her work to paying venues. On the Poetry Has Value website, she interviews editors of journals that pay writers, keeps track of how she’s doing on actually making money, and features guest posts on the financial side of the poetry game.

And now our (optional!) prompt: keeping to the theme of poetry’s value, Wallace Stevens famously wrote that “money is a kind of poetry.” So today, I challenge you to write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth.

Happy writing!

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