Hmmm. I liked the article, but thought it was weird that she retracted/changed her statement about rejection at the end. It kind of bummed me out, actually. I *liked* that she said she was disappointed at first--made her more relatable to me. The last line didn't negate that, but it did feel like it was softening her earlier statemtent.
thanks for the link to the article -- when I first started writing poetry many years ago, I wrote letters to Lyn and she always answered them (altho usually just one or two lines on a postcard). I wrote to her because she lived in the town I grew-up in. That was enough.
Erin: Yeah. I thought that was weird, too. She is a prolific poet--and the epitome of persistience.Jim, thanks for stopping by. Very cool that Lyn wrote you back. Hope what she wrote on the postcard was encouraging.
I believe what she wrote was encouraging. I saved the postcards -- but then years ago in a basement in Kalamazoo Michigan, all of my saved letters etc. were ruined after the snow thaw flooding the room.
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