on poetry

November 7, 2019


“This mortality thing is bad news.”
Madeline Gins
(November 7, 1941 – January 8, 2014)

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on poetry

October 16, 2019


“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
Oscar Wilde
(October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)

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quote from The Picture of Dorian Gray

on poetry

October 1, 2019


“Poetry is the power
of defining the indefinable in terms
of the unforgettable.”
Louis Untermeyer
(October 1, 1885 – December 18, 1977)

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quote from The Pursuit of Poetry

on poetry

September 24, 2019


“Poetry begins where language starts: in the shadows and accidents of one person’s life.”
Eavan Boland
(b. September 24, 1944)

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quote from: A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet

on poetry

September 16, 2019

“History is a succession of things that ought never to have happened, and the writing act is a kind of revenge against this.”
Breyten Breytenbach
(b. September 16, 1939)

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on poetry

September 3, 2019


“You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that to the world.”
Sarah Orne Jewett
(September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909)

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quote from a letter to Willa Cather, 1908

on poetry

August 26, 2019


“One reason I like to think in series and sequences is that it tends to pull us out of the problem of preciousness. In other words, if I have written ten poems or one hundred poems it becomes easier to cut one up or throw it away, or to see how a particularly bad poem I have written might have been necessary as a means to moving toward something more interesting.”
Laynie Browne
(b. August 26, 1966)

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