|24 August 1983
North Sutton, NH 03260
As you suspected, I cannot read the poem
Very nice letter from Costanzo. I come
to trust him more and more. I was a little
leery of him, when I first met him.
It is very good about the second book
business. I should say that David Godine has
expressed some guarded interest also.
I wired him not to come that weekend,
chiefly because we were semi-hysterical with
visitors and work and the play… Then in
fact Jane went into the hospital, by ambulance!
She will be all right. It looked as if it could
be something awful, but it isn’t. It is a severe
infection of the inner ear causing total
vertigo etc. She still cannot read – but she
is perceptively better.
He wrote me as he wrote you, and over the
telephone spoke of his hope he could do a book
by you in the future… Money in the bank!
Love as ever,