Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Matthew Lucas
Dear Editor,

Thank you and Bob Hicok for "A shopkeeper's story" in the "Summer Break" issue. This poem was able to do what seemed otherwise unfathomable: to interest my father, a residential house painter for more than thirty years, in the art and craft of poetry writing. And I got to share this experience with him. It seems only right that Hicok concludes his poem with: "Care exists. I thrive."

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Originally Published: October 23, 2008

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