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Spoon River: A Correction

April 2024
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The editors regret that in the article by Edward Laning entitled “Spoon River Revisited,” in the June, 1971, issue, we inadvertently failed to give credit to the copyright owner of the selections by Edgar Lee Masters that were used. Two poems that were quoted, ” Anne Rutledge” and “Lambert Hutchins,” are from Spoon River Anthology , the credit for which should read: Copyright ©1914, 1915, 1916, 1942, 1944 by Ellen C. Masters. The credit for the prose passage from Edgar Lee Masters’ The Sangamon should read: Copyright ©1942, 1969 by Ellen C. Masters. We extend our humble apologies to Mrs. Masters, the poet’s widow.

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