Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Mary Nelson
Dear Editor,

I’m bemused by the fact that, of hundreds, possibly thousands of poets he might have targeted, the two contemporary poets Michael Lewis selected to ridicule by name are both African-American [“How To Make a Killing from Poetry: A Six Point Plan of Attack,” July/August 2005]. I wonder why. I may speak for all of your African-American readers when I say that we are not amused.

East Haddam, Connecticut

Originally Published: November 1, 2005

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

October 2005

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