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That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
A. R. Ammons
Poetry is the hardest thing that there is. It fascinates me, so I want to write more of it.
My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?
The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.
Tom Sleigh's poetry is hard-earned and well founded. I great admire the way it refuses to cut emotional corners and yet achieves a sense of lyric absolution.
Poetry has always been made to seem kind of cultish. But the truth is, everybody really loves it! It's much more mainstream than anyone thought.
I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
Hip-hop is about the brilliance of pavement poetry.
Michael Eric Dyson
I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.
I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.
A theology should be like poetry, which takes us to the end of what words and thoughts can do.
Poetry is emotion, passion, love, grief - everything that is human. It is not for zombies by zombies.
F. Sionil Jose
I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.
Sufi poetry is, in a sense, self-help poetry about how to live a decent life, how to deal with your mortality.
Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
I wanted to write poetry almost a little more than I wanted to eat.
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
The residue of religion in my work appears as a modified transcendentalism, and the positivist scientific side of my thought appears as concreteness and realism. The effort to reconcile the two is at the core of all my poetry.
When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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