I thank Don Jones for his keen riposte. It so happens that it’s an argument anticipated, if tacitly, in the essay itself and represents an attitude that can be said to be one of the essay’s concerns. So I’m content simply to ask the reader whose attention is caught by Jones’s letter, but who has not seen the essay, to read the essay also and judge between the two positions and the reasonings presented for them.
A.F. Moritz Responds
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This prose originally appeared in the January 2010 issue of Poetry magazine