Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Vernon Fowlkes

Dear Editor,

I had to do a double-take when I saw the asterisk by Carolyn Forché’s name, indicating “Travel Papers” [February 2011] to be her first publication in Poetry. I thought it had to have been a mistake. The poem is a lyrical powerhouse and true testament to why she is one of the great voices of our age. Congratulations on landing her and thanks for publishing this very fine poem!

mobile, alabama

Originally Published: May 2, 2011

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This prose originally appeared in the May 2011 issue of Poetry magazine

May 2011

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