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Norman Mailer: Poetic Lion in Winter.” Article by Gary Shapiro. New York Sun, 23 September. An account of Mailer’s reading of his poems, followed by a conversation with J. Michael Lennon, at the 92nd Street Y in mid-September. Mailer said, “When it comes to poetry, I felt like a high school athlete. I wrote my poems and there was no coach out there with a gleam in his eye.” He added that a poem he submitted to Poetry had been rejected, but the rejection letter was “nicely written.”