In the November 1916 issue of Poetry, in which Lee's Lyric Prize was announced, the Correspondence
section included another name-tease, titled "The Retort Courteous" and signed "L. U." (Louis Untermeyer):
|An imaginary conversation between two lady poets on the plains of Arizona, after
perusing each other's manuscripts.
|Said Mina Loy to Muna Lee,|
"I wish your style appealed to me."
"Yours gives me anything but joy!"
Said Muna Lee to Mina Loy.
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