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|September 8, 1983
Thank you for the advice about the second volume.
“April” was mentioned in the interview because
I thought (then) that the book (the present one)
was coming out then. But I must not rush
with book II, you are right, and I will
certainly not send off a volume that you and
Joey are not convinced of. Right now I figure
I have 15 or so good poems, some culled from
revisions of book I, some new…
By the way, please tell Joey my submission
to him this fall will be a late one. All
my running this summer to get dollars for
Sean’s college left me somewhat distracted,
even though I kept a fairly regular writing
schedule. Now, I’m preparing for the term
at Colby–with some extra teaching to make ends meet.
Still, I look forward to long mornings of writing,
beginning next week.
I am awfully glad my letter about your play
was helpful. I do love the play. It is
extraordinary with no revision at all! Best to Jane!
P.S. I return the clipping, with thanks
for your sending it. It’s now ready for
the NH Times, the NY Times, Time,