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Editorial Note

What a flattering letter! Certainly I can do something for the Criterion. Very glad to. I’m just getting together some ideas on current changes in the world picture due to percolations into general awareness from Psychology (including Psychoanalysis), physics, biology, anthropology etc. etc.; with a view to consider­ ing how they may be affecting poetry. All this for my Modern Poetry Lectures next term. I’d like to make a statement of how what I think is happening to poetry and how Science is going to affect it. Would this do? I could let you have it by mid January. It’s rather an ambitious enterprise but I think I’ve found a view­ point from which to look at it.2