Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Sheila Donohue
Dear Editor,

Andrew Hudgins's poems in the March 2007 issue were so astonishing and compelling that last night, after midnight, I found myself locked at my kitchen counter, standing and continuing to read your magazine for more than a half-hour, when I'd intended only a brief, anticipatory glance. Thank you.

Evanston, Illinois

Originally Published: October 27, 2008

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This prose originally appeared in the May 2007 issue of Poetry magazine

May 2007
 Sheila  Donohue


Sheila P. Donohue’s work has been published widely in journals. Her lyric essay “Half-Life” appeared in the 2012 double-issue of Seneca Review. She lives in Evanston, IL, and teaches creative writing at Northwestern University.

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