ONCE UPON A TIME,THE CIA FUNDED POETRY
Magazines and writers,conventions and "cultural agencies"
It was selective-in line with propaganda outreach values @the time
and small magazines flourished with such support.Those days are gone..
Now CIA and FBI and NSA etc are involved in "faux news"outlets
with Tweets pumped up by phantom sites,and articles published
on dubious websites under"Patriotic"fronts.No subsidized poetry!
Writers such as Ian Fleming and Grahame Greene
were once happy to work with MI5 and MI6 in England
and i am sure more would accept checks to support blogs and websites
if they were seen as effective in the "Culture Wars'.
In these Post-Punk days,with starving arts agencies,
perhaps writers might move from advertising products to promoting causes..
The core(of course)-is who would support them??