A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 2, 1967

IT is difficult for painters in this ' day to do heroic portraits," says Artist Sidney Nolan. "But it is easier to do them of poets and artists than of statesmen." He attempted to make his cover portrait of Poet Robert Lowell heroic by crowning the sorrowful head with a triumphant wreath of laurels. Nolan is a close friend of Lowell's, but he says that his picture is of the poet, not the friend. "I could do another aspect of him for the back cover of the magazine, like the other side of a coin. It would be just as real."

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