Intriguing piece by Boyd Tonkin in the Independent today, suggesting that the poets who withdrew from the T. S. Eliot Prize might have misjudged the Aurum Funds group.
'[Aurum] also runs something called the
Synchronicity Foundation, linked to a dedicated investment fund that finances
its goals. And, ironically enough, Synchronicity turns out to be driven by just
those high-minded, holistic and slightly mystical ecological ideals that you
find so eloquently voiced in poems by Alice Oswald or John Kinsella.'