Letter to the Editor

by Hillel Levin

Dear Editor,

What a wonderful piece about a poet I have always loved [“Philip Levine,” by Mark Levine, March 2013]; not just because I shared some of his cultural background but because I wanted to share his artistic sensibilities as well. This is also a wonderful piece about the twisted dynamics of writing seminars. I sat through many myself 
and remain ambivalent about what they did to affect my writing. However, they did expose me, with surprising intimacy, to some great artists, and I am grateful for those experiences if nothing else.

Originally Published: May 1, 2013

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