Ruth Lilly, 87, heir to the pharmaceutical fortune, has
given a bequest likely to be worth more than $100 million,
to Poetry Magazine. She submitted several poems in the 1970s
and was rewarded only with handwritten rejection slips from
the editor Joseph Parisi--evidently she did not take the
rejections to heart
I do so hope that Poetry Magazine publishes one of her poems. No matter how bad or mediocre, I should like to read one.