Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Mark Soifer
Dear Editor,

I have been a subscriber to Poetry for over forty years. Your October issue was miserable. One half of the magazine taken up by a dull, unfathomable poem. The second half featuring writers carping about poets who have stood the test of time. Print more poetry. I'll decide which poets please me. I don't need your help or the help of critics who specialize in long, obscure, self-serving sentences.

Vineland, New Jersey

Originally Published: October 30, 2005

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This prose originally appeared in the January 2005 issue of Poetry magazine

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