And no wonder they were celebrating!  Literature Board grants to Tasmanian writers for 2007 went only to poets.

Bacchus tells me that Anthony Lawrence got $30,000, Adrienne Eberhard got $25,000, Karen Witek got $25,000 and Ivy Alvarez got $15,000.

Aphrodite Drinkwater

My good friend Bacchus No-Smoke was enjoying a pale ale at the Republic Hotel in North Hobart last night and found the local Poetry Mafia celebrating their long-held stranglehold on Australia Council grants.