2 December 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 4

To 42opus Editors on August 27, 2005

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Evans
To: [email protected]
Sent: August 27, 2005 10:15:24 AM PDT
Subject: Tony Evans Poetry Submission

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Tony Evans and I am a junior at Northwestern University. A year and a half ago I discovered 42opus through the listserv of the campus literary magazine Helicon. I have occasionally browsed your publication and I would like to submit several poems for your consideration.

During my freshman year at Northwestern my poetry was accepted and published by Helicon. Then as a sophomore, I wrote a weekly newspaper column for the student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, for which I received hate mail from eleven different states. I realize that I am relatively inexperienced compared to your other contributors, but there are many reasons why you should still consider my work.

I am not a typical college poet: I am majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Sometimes I take literature classes, but in general I feel that the English and Writing majors at my school are trendy and unapproachable. In my spare time I am a frat boy, a journalist, and a statistical clerk for the United States Census Bureau. My nickname at school is Tony the All-Night Pony. When I read a poem that I like I will write it down in one of my black leather journals. When I graduate I would like to be an insurance actuary; I have already failed my first exam twice. Another reason that you should publish my poetry is that I am an albino.

I am submitting five poems: "7," "20," "The Secret Lives of Our Fathers," "Drunk Dial," and "My New Clothes." Out of these poems "20" is my favorite, but I predict that you will like "The Secret Lives of Our Fathers" the best. I write poems about the experiences that my friends and I share but never talk about. I hope you enjoy them.

I look forward to hearing back from you,

Tony Evans
Northwestern University, Class of 2007

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Tony Evans at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 4, where "To 42opus Editors on August 27, 2005" ran on December 2, 2005. List other work with these same labels: nonfiction, cover letter.

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