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All poetry is an ordered voice, one which tries to tell you about a vision in the un-visionary language of farm, city, and love.
Corncobs are the greatest fire-making tinder.
Human life is too difficult for people.
Other families bought automobiles; we had a horse-headed hitching post in front of our house and drove horses.
To eat in the same room where food is cooked - that is the way to thank the Lord for His abundance.
You come to know the aches and vanities and tastes and intrigues of an entire neighborhood at a drug store.
I had been warned about Jews by my gentile friends - they did terrible things with knives to boys.
Has the painter not always gone to an art school, or at least to an established master, for instruction? And the composer, the sculptor, the architect? Then why not the writer? Good poets, like good hybrid corn, are both born and made.
The years rolled their brutal course down the hill of time. Still poor, my clothes still smelling of the horse barn, still writing those doubtful poems where too much emotion clashed with too many words.
When I took over the Writers' Workshop, it was one little class and there were eight students. All of them, brilliantly untalented... I had an absolute vision after the first workshop meeting.
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