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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on poetry

December 19, 2018


“We are the ink that gives the white page a meaning.”
Jean Genet
(December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986)

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quote from Prisoner of Love

on poetry

November 29, 2018


“You can make anything by writing.”
C.S. Lewis
(November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963)

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 5, 2018

“Every authentic poem contributes to the labor of poetry… to bring together what life has separated or violence has torn apart… Poetry can repair no loss, but it defies the space which separates. And it does this by its continual labor of reassembling what has been scattered.”
John Berger
(November 5, 1926 – January 2, 2017)

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quote from The Sense of Sight

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