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|27 February 1980
North Sutton, NH 03260
Thanks for the manuscripts, and the letter. I think
that Old Trees is just marvelous. Very very beautiful, and
the rhythm in the new lineation is just wonderful. …And I
believe that this one has been published before, has it not?
I think you would mentioned it [sic], if it had not been. If it has
not been, please let me know right away. (Well, please let
me know anyway, because I think I will hold up on sending out
the three available poems until I heard from you about this
one for sure.)
Delighted to have The Thin Man for Harvard Magazine.
It will take a while before it comes out, I am afraid.
Agents get ten per cent, and Joey is no exception.
Good luck with the contests – and expect nothing! I talked
to Fran yesterday, and she has not yet settled on a new publishing
house, but I expect that she will soon.
Fine about having sent “Hair on Television” to the APR.
Let me know what happens, either way.
Best as ever,