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Half-remembered quote about poets

I read, somewhere, a quote about poets to the effect that even successful poets have day jobs, collect disability payments or come from money. I vaguely recall that this was said (or written) by a woman who was a successful [poet? writer? editor?] in her own right, and who would have had a reasonable sample size on which to base the statement. What quote am I thinking of? Who wrote or said it? My googles have been uncharacteristically ineffective in locating the quote or identifying the source.
posted by dersins on Jan 11, 2013 - 2 answers

No cheese for Mother's Day

Help me find a non-cheesy short poem/quote/verse to put inside a Mother's Day card. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Where's this quote from?

"The poet writes the history of his own body". Did Thoreau use this sentence, and if he did, where exactly? [more inside]
posted by The Toad on Jul 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Nothing you do not need

TattooFilter. Looking for a poetic version of the phrase "Nothing you do not need." [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Apr 11, 2009 - 32 answers

Know any good poets named "Litt"?

Need help identifying this quote. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 answers

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