[ New York City]
November 29, 1920
Dear Harold Monro-- 1
I thought my manuscripts must have gone astray or been forgotten, and therefore criminally gave the New York Nation my Epigrams. They are to be published, I understand, toward the end of the year. Probably you can't use them, but if you can get them into the January number of the Chapbook the overlapping will be slight. Since I am to be paid for them on this side they are yours gratis. --The others have not been offered elsewhere, and will not be. I shall be glad to see them sometime in type, and your offers of pieces of eight, or whatever it was you mentioned, seem thoroughly respectable, even by American standards. My poetry brings me nothing, whereas editorial writing, which I detest, supports me in fair comfort. --Proofs will not be necessary. These things I leave on the knees of the gods. --I have some friends, Frank Hill, George O'Neil, and Genevieve Taggard, who will send you verses. They all write well. Hill--another editorial writer--and I are starting a daily column of reprinted poetry, for which the Chapbook would be welcome. We sometimes buy it, but not always. 2 We are thinking, also, of starting a poetry magazine which would not accept the works of Amy Lowell and Louis Untermeyer. We prefer Conrad Aiken. 3
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson
I shall send more of my own, when I have any.