Feminist, novelist, poet, and critic, Michele Murray died of cancer on March 14, at the age of 40. Book editor for the National Observer, she also published a fine literary anthology, A House of Good Proportion: Images of Women in Literature, and two children's books, Nellie Cameron and The Crystal Nights (see review in Women's Studies Newsletter, Vol. II, no. 1 ). She was an early and warm friend of The Feminist Press. We print below most of a letter she wrote in response to our first News/Notes in the fall of 1971.