McNair to Hall, June 29, 1984

Letter from McNair to Hall, June 29, 1984, Page 1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire

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June 29, 1984
Dear Don,

I will wait until the Ironwood publication of these
poems before submitting to Wallace. You are right
that the poems are not light, though I thought they
might work under the category of “funny” (another
adjective Wallace uses in his ad). True, they’re
not exactly “funny”, either, since the humor is
complicated. Thanks for telling me about the date of
the NH Poet Laureate ritual. Spent the afternoon fitting
the book-to-be together (there are still a few poems to go)
and I’m newly excited about the total design of the thing –