Literary letters: it is easy enough for a firm man who knows the world to brook the rage of the cultivated classes. their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid as being very vulnerable themselves (part 2)

From Al Filreis: I replied only briefly because I am the single parent of two school-aged children and needed to spend lots of time yesterday helping them with their homework. I am busy but it is not because I am the sort of unresponsive fat-cat tenured prof in your stereotype of me but because I have many personal demands on my time. I’m not a stereotype but an individual. I will look hard at your site, looking for verse for my site on modern & contemporary American verse. All the sites linked there are specifically about verse. There is nothing “shameful” in my creating a web site that is relatively specific. Best wishes … [And that was it from Filreis]

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