on poetry

March 18, 2019

“It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.”
Stéphane Mallarmé
(March 18, 1842 – September 9, 1898)

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on poetry

February 21, 2019

“…poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”
W.H. Auden
(February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973)

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quote from “New Year Letter”

on poetry

February 8, 2019

“…poets are like proverbs; you can always find one to contradict another.”
Jules Verne
(February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905)

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quote from The Collected Works Of Jules Verne
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on poetry

January 27, 2019

“When you feel you’ve got a line that’s pulling a lot of emotional freight with it, then you know you’ve probably started a poem.”
Harvey Shapiro
(January 27, 1924 – January 7, 2013)

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on poetry

January 20, 2019

“What we call ‘meaning’ seems to me such a small part of what happens in a poem that it seems perverse somehow to focus on it to the exclusion of everything else — the rhythms, the images, the paradoxes and unmeanings, the music of the words.”
Bruce Beasley
(b. January 20)

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on poetry

January 14, 2019


“I still have no way to survive but to keep writing one line, one more line, one more line…”
Yukio Mishima
(January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970)

on poetry

December 30, 2018


“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling
(December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936)

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