a few weeks ago we sold a small pamphlet on Ebay- the program to the 1983 St. Botolph Club Award Dinner, which was honoring poet Richard Wilbur.
Yesterday Richard Wilbur won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, worth $100,000...
That's not bad money for poetry. It's almost as much as you can make selling books on the internet (or so I am told).
We congratulate Mr. Wilbur, whose talent and continuous hard work over the past four decades obviously had at least a little to do with this latest honor, but we'd be remiss not to point out our pathfinding, nay, **Groundbreaking** work on his behalf by auctioning that 1983 program on Ebay for $4.25 two weeks ago.
Ah, the Awesome and Terrible Power of Auctions!
I am awed and humbled.
We have some other auctions running, in case you want to get a first-look before they appear on ther CBS Evening News or in the Times or somewhere.