on poetry

November 10, 2022

“A teacher can teach almost anybody to write a good poem. That is, one that follows the old rules of rhetoric, tone, structure, symbolism. They’re laboratory poems. They look very like the real thing, as artificial flowers do. What they lack is life.”
Karl Shapiro
(November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000)

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on poetry

November 10, 2018


“Poetry is for the inner ear.”
Vachel Lindsay
(November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931)

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quoted in A Poet in America by Edgar Lee Masters

on poetry

November 10, 2017


“Cultivate possibility through a willed variety of influences.”
Tod Marshall
(b. November 10, 1967)

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