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Dear Felix Dennis, we date back to "Oz" magazine. You're rich and I'm poor, but we both write poetry. You are a fraud

By Michael Horovitz   March 2005

A Glass Half Full by Felix Dennis (Hutchinson, £6.99) Lone Wolf by Felix Dennis (Hutchinson, £8.99)

Dear Felix,

As you know, we go back long—if divergent—ways. In the late 1960s and early 1970s you coedited Oz, the rebellious hippie magazine to which I contributed the occasional poem. While you were choreographing squads of miniskirted teenyboppers to flog Oz up and down the King’s Road, I was taking “Live New Departures” jazz poetry circuses round the country. We’ve enjoyed close friendships and love affairs with some of the same people. For the last three decades you’ve been a very successful magazine…

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