on poetry

March 22, 2017

“There’s a lot of waiting around until something happens.”
Billy Collins
(b. March 22, 1941)

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on poetry

March 18, 2017


“It is the job of the poet to make the reader cry.”
Michael S. Harper
(March 18, 1938 – May 7, 2016)

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quote from Bill Moyers, The Language of Life, 1995
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on poetry

March 9, 2017

“It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?”
Vita Sackville-West
(March 9, 1892 – June 2, 1962)

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photo by E.O. Hoppé

on poetry

March 1, 2017

Robert Hass
“It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.”
Robert Hass
(b. March 1, 1941)

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Photo by Shoey Sindel

on poetry

February 22, 2017

Edna St. Vincent Millay “I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
(February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950)

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on poetry

February 19, 2017

Kay Boyle“The decision to speak out is the vocation and lifelong peril by which the intellectual must live.”
Kay Boyle
(February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992)

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Kay Boyle, photographed by George Platt Lynes, 1941

on poetry

February 1, 2017

Galway Kinnell“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.”
Galway Kinnell
(February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014)

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photo by Star Black

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