Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

By Mary Nelson

Dear Editor,

I’m bemused by the fact that, of hundreds, possibly thousands of poets he might have targeted, the two contemporary poets Michael Lewis selected to ridicule by name are both African-American [“How To Make a Killing from Poetry: A Six Point Plan of Attack,” July/August 2005]. I wonder why. I may speak for all of your African-American readers when I say that we are not amused.

Originally Published: November 1st, 2005
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