McNair to Hall: May 27, 1982

Letter from McNair to Hall, May 27, 1982, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire

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May 27, 1982
Dear Don,

As you see, I have enclosed three poems, two
of which you have seen. I have revised the “Feet”
poem, but I did not change its ending. I may be
wrong not to change it–may well be–but I do
think it works at this point, having let the thing
rest awhile. The “Brother” poem has been revised also
so it should be less confusing.

If you like “The Before People”, please pass it on
to Joey.

Other poems–so many others–are in progress,
but they resist all my best pushing and prodding
thus far. I will send more when I can.



Read The Before People (published version)

See also a selection of McNair’s manuscript notes and drafts for “The Before People.”