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|September 6, 1983
Silly, perhaps, but I want you to know that the Argus
article about Wesley McNair misquoted me in the section about
the “major publishing house” (by which was meant Harper & Row).
The article said the major publishing house dropped my book
“from the publication schedule”, then “stopped doing books of poetry.”
I said the book had been dropped before it was put on the
publication schedule. Then (at some other point) I talked of other
commercial houses that have stopped doing poetry.
And there was other misinformation, less consequential.
But this particular instance was serious enough, I thought,
for at least a few words on this card to let you know I still
remember how it really happened at H & R.