Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Conor O'Callaghan

Dear Editor,

I really loved A.E. Stallings’s tour of the graves of poets in Athens [“Austerity Measures,” September 2012]. A gorgeous piece. With your use of the inside front cover to feature poems of recently 
deceased former contributors to Poetry, who could forget that we are all grave-bound? But it was good of  Stallings to remind us all the same.

That said, I did take great heart from the blankness of the inside covers of the September issue. (Am I the only poet who gets the 
willies from that particular feature?) I can only assume none of us had died in the interim, myself included.

Originally Published: February 1, 2013

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This prose originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Poetry magazine

February 2013


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 Conor  O'Callaghan


Conor O’Callaghan is an Irish poet who teaches at Wake Forest University and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. His most recent collection is Fiction (Wake Forest University Press, 2005).

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