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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