Letter: Silkin's `Stand'

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The Independent Online
Michael Glover's graphic summary of the celebration of the late lamented poet Jon Silkin ("Memories of a poet's passion", 4 February) was invaded by a gremlin. When Jon sold copies of his magazine Stand at cinema queues, among many other places, it was a "sacred" and not a "secret" blue invoice-book he invariably had with him, for sale or return consignments and the like.

It was this sturdy businesslike resourcefulness, uncommon among little mag editor-publishers, which underlay the extraordinary solvency of Stand to which the article paid due respects.

MICHAEL HOROVITZ

London W11

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