Join Me in Supporting the NEA and NEH

Please consider writing your members of Congress to voice your support for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Both organization have been–as John Ashbery writes in his monstiche “The Cathedral”–”slated for destruction.” My wife, Anne Fisher, and I would not be where we are today were it not for a NEA Translation grant that we received in 2010.

For a defense of these vital organizations–which disproportionately help rural and underserved are (like mine, Montgomery County)–see our letters to the editor in The Indianapolis Star and The Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana).