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Gale A. Brewer
Manhattan


FOR BAEDEKER AND VERSE

I appreciated David Mills's intelligent review of my book of poetry, Sleeping With the Dictionary ["Words of Mouth," March 19]. I found it informed and balanced. I even thought Mills was right to point out that not all of the poems are equally compelling. Thanks for continuing to give space for reviews of poetry in the Voice.

Harryette Mullen
Los Angeles, California


DOG IS DEAD (BUT RISEN)

Don McKellar has it all wrong about E.T., or backward perhaps ["His Life as a Dog," March 26]. A more accurate title for his review would have been "His Life as a God." E.T. is a thinly veiled story of Christ. Discovered by three wise children in the moonlit backyard toolshed of a single mother (named Mary!), E.T. goes on to perform a couple of miracles, get tempted by earthly delights, and narrowly avoid the clutches of rational ("God is dead") scientists. His pleas to the heavens go unheard and he dies. But wait! He arises anew, puts the love of God in Elliot's heart, and ascends to heaven. Some dog!

Samuel Zuckerman
Tarrytown, New York

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