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October 22, 2002
When I was in London, and had limited funds to spend, one of the most fun things I did was attend a free poetry reading at Waterstones of three new just-published poets. When asked how they kept afloat/what were they day jobs, one replied without batting an eyelid that she maintained a website for a pornographer. Interesting to note that “After studying philosophy at the University of London author [Hanif] Kureishi supported himself by writing pornography under a pseudonym and working as an usher at the Royal Theatre.” Gotta do what you gotta do to be an artist I guess!