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Leifr, Read This Too!
At the risk of being branded unfeeling, I must say publicly I in *no* way
support the compilation and publication of a book of praise to particular
knights to be sold with benefits to go to Baroness Olwen. In theory, its a
nice idea. In practice, I think it impractical. First and foremost, such
compilations must have a market willing to buy them. From first-hand
experience I can say interest in SCA poetry is limited at best. I really
doubt the publication would make much money. As proposed, such a publication
would also use up the kingdom's valuable time and resources. Far better to
send a contribution of $5 or $10 dollars to directly to the Baroness; she'll
get it faster and in total rather than defraying publication costs.
And secondly, if such a publication were to go into production, I for one
would not be a contributor. Not because I think it unworthy, but simply
because it is not a type of poetry I write. I think the pool of contributors
would be very small and it would be quite difficult to put together a work of
any size or quality.
Sorry Leifr, but I just don't think this one can fly.
Deirdre O'Siodhachain, OL
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