MARIANNE MOORE TO VIVIENNE KOCH
MOORE, MARIANNE. (1887-1972). American poet. Typed Letter Signed, “Marianne”, on her imprinted 260 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn 5, New York stationery. One page, octavo. New York, April 13, 1954. Very fine condition. To “Dear Vivienne [Koch]”. Moore writes:
“Thank you; for your letter and for the enclosure—the University’s check for $100. Since telephoning you, I have got myself submerged, worn down by the unexpected and I have two articles (small but difficult for me) to do by next week when I go to Boston to a cousin’s wedding and to see my crippled friend. I wish I could hear Sir Herbert read. I know him, like him, and have always wished I could hear him lecture but I will be in Boston on the 28th. (I see he is to read—of even more interest than a lecture.) I have your telephone numbers, and shall hope circumstances will be kind to me and that we can meet when I am not oppressed and meeting would be an unthreatened pleasure. Meanwhile, I am warned to warn you not to drive yourself any harder than you must. Delete me or any optional thing, in order to get yourself strong again. Gratefully yours, Marianne”.