on poetry

July 9, 2019


“I needed to go out and extend the margins of my world before I’d know anything worthy of a poem.”
Susan Rich
(b. July 9)

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on poetry

June 27, 2019

“The age is materialistic. Verse isn’t. I must be with the age, so I am writing prose.”
Paul Laurence Dunbar
(June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906)

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quote: The Sport of the Gods: and Other Essential Writings (Modern Library)

on poetry

June 13, 2019


“Heaven deliver us, what’s a poet? Something that can’t go to bed without making a song about it.”
Dorothy L. Sayers
(June 13, 1893 – December 17, 1957)

on poetry

June 5, 2019

“A poet must be a professor of the five senses and must open doors among them.”
Federico García Lorca
(June 5, 1898 – August 18, 1936)

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on poetry

May 24, 2019


“It is a poem. It is a poem. That’s what it is. My poem. It’s as near as I get.”
Tom Phillips
(b. May 24, 1937)

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on poetry

May 7, 2019

“Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!”
Robert Browning
(May 7, 1812 – December 12, 1889)

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quote from Fra Lippo Lippi

on poetry

April 25, 2019


“Windbags can be right. Aphorists can be wrong. It is a tough world.”
James Fenton
(b. April 25, 1949)

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