This story in today’s paper delighted me–He keeps a haven of poetry alive:

When he bought the venerable Grolier Poetry Book Shop in April, poet and professor Ifeanyi Menkiti took a leap of faith. It will take a lot of that to make the store succeed in a publishing world where poetry inhabits a tiny corner.

Menkiti is undaunted.

“I have a strong sense of hope and belief that poetry can help our world,” he said. “The sense of a world together has formed a very important part of my own poetry, and I’m hoping the Grolier can organize programs to keep that spirit alive.”

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