I mean, any movie or story that makes you accept and be grateful for something about your life is doing something right.
On a practical level, poetry isn't something anybody has really made a great living at. I might sell some books and, once in a while, someone might pay to hear me read.
It's amazing to me that Glenn Beck can be on the cover of 'Time,' and there can be a whole article about him basically saying, 'Well, you know, he's controversial.' It's like, 'No, he's a dangerous idiot who needs the help of a good psychiatrist!'
Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don't make much sense.
John Sherman Cooper