Wednesday [29 Dec. 1948]


Here I am at the Martinique in a nice comfortable room. I couldn't get on at the Penn – ia – though I had confirmation. Claire & I had duck at Nellie's yesterday. Will love to be back with you.


Postcard: 'Hotel MARTINIQUE / ...' ; postmarked New York, NY, 29 December 1948.

He was there to attend meetings of the Modern Language Association and address the Poetry Society of America. Claire had accompanied him.

Penn – ia
The Pennsylvania Hotel.