Fifty million poems

Here is a note we’re sending around tonight:

Dear friends & colleagues:

Users of PennSound downloaded four million mp3 sound recordings and related media files in the past month. At this point, we are projecting fifty million downloads for 2009. This is far, far beyond what we expected when we created PennSound in 2003–04, and we’re grateful that the project is receiving such a positive response.

Al Filreis & Charles Bernstein, Codirectors
Mike Hennessey, Managing Editor