Jan. 13, 1942

Dear Mr Hagedorn:

I am afraid that there are no copies of the first edition of 'Dunkirk.' I was about to inscribe my own copy at the house for Mr Blackshaw but my wife said 'No' in very wifely manner. I am asking Macmillans to see if they can get a copy and if they can I shall inscribe it.

The poem has now entered its fourth Edition (the fourth thousand) in three months and it looks as if it might go across in a big way. The Poetry Magazine of Chicago published most of the poem before book publication. If you wrote the Editor, Mr George Dillon 232 East Erie St. Chicago, he might have a copy. But that may not be what Mr Blackshaw needs.

If I pick up an extra first I shall send it on or send it through Macmillans of Toronto.

With best wishes for the New Year,
E.J. Pratt


Mr Blackshaw
One of Hagedorn's clients.