Jill McDonough on Non-Working Poets??

Jill McDonough

Jill McDonough

In case you missed it, poets have become a whipping boy — or girl, getting their lashes from opponents of the Affordable Care Act. The latest to take up the cane on Fox news is Trey Gowdy, a member of the Republican leadership of the House of RepresentativesThe complaint is that poets can get health care and not work.

In a blog on the Esquire site Jill McDonough, one of our feature poets at this May’s festival, answers the accusation. Read it here:  In Which Trey Gowdy Gets His Ass Kicked By A Poet