Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Hassel Ledbetter
Dear Editor,

As a long-time physical scientist and prose writer who turned only recently to reading and studying poetry, I was stunned by the string of negative letters about Clive James's article on Ezra Pound, which I found excellent. His article provoked me to study Pound, reconsider Joyce and Eliot, and to discover Wyndham Lewis, of whom I knew nothing. I owe James a huge intellectual debt. His article prompted me to revisit many fine points about writing and the relationship between poetry and prose.

Broomfield, Colorado

Originally Published: May 16, 2008

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This prose originally appeared in the June 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

June 2008

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