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August 30, 2009


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Yes, Yes, YES!!!

Re: cover art - is that an Ashbery collage?

You nailed it, LO. It's called "Acrobats" and it dates to 1972.

Excellent choice!

Don't see the critical tide of bile. Only a William Logan 'rogue wave' now and again. But who are these nasty, mean-spirited critics. I want to read some of them. They might be interest.

Can't wait to see the entire foreword--and I can't help but think that this issue also extends to other fields as well, where criticism is often generated by something other than objective/scholarly examination.

I'm already ready for the launch on the 24th.

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