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|October 22, 1984
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I’ve settled on a new fee, as you requested.
A note from McNair about this letter: I have set up a poetry reading for Don in early November at Colby-Sawyer.
A note from McNair about this letter: David Cote is the president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, who turned to me at the banquet without any forewarning and asked me to make a speech on Don’s behalf.
A note from McNair about this letter: The testimonial banquet is a celebration of Don as New Hampshire’s new poet laureate. Having met Richard Eberhart, the former poet laureate, at Dartmouth, I offered him a ride to the event…. In 1985, some months after my conversation in these excerpted letters, I returned to “Perley Hunt Walking,” retitling it, and writing it out as it needed to be, keeping Don’s earlier comments in mind.
Read Hunt Walking (published version)