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" Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into! "
" Radio is such a perfect medium for the transmission of poetry, primarily because there just is the voice, there's no visual distraction. "
" When Auden said his poetry didn't save one Jew from the gas chamber, he'd said it all. "
" You have to be careful about over-politicizing the utterances of people of colour because, oftentimes, there's poetry that seeks to go beyond that narrative. "
" You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart. "
Carol Ann Duffy
" The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. "
Gilbert K. Chesterton
" I have written some poetry and two prose books about baseball, but if I had been a rich man, I probably would not have written many of the magazine essays that I have had to do. But, needing to write magazine essays to support myself, I looked to things that I cared about and wanted to write about, and certainly baseball was one of them. "
" 'Hamilton' is, of course, closely tied to the Obamas because Lin first performed the opening number at a White House poetry jam. "
" Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books? "
" While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song. "
" My father loved poetry and music. But deep in himself he thought teaching the finest thing a person could do. "
" No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results? "
" Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level. "
" Poetry is not a genre in harmony with the modern world; its innermost nature is hostile or indifferent to the dogmas of modern times, progress and the cult of the future. "
" The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it. "
" Poetry is, first and last, language - the rest is filler. "
" I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens. "
" I still read Donne, particularly his love poems. "
Carol Ann Duffy
" In fact a lot of them I think are absolute baloney. Those Charles Olsens and people like that. At first I was interested in seeing what they were up to, what they were doing, why they were doing it. They never moved me in the way that one is moved by true poetry. "
" If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger. "
" Well, I like to write poetry. I'm a published poet. "
" There's always a need at a critical time for poetry. "
" And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem. "
" A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances. "
" Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. "
" The importance of poetry is not measured, finally, by what the poet says but by how he says it. "
" There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write. "
Henry R. Luce
" Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. "
" Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. "
" The topics just kind of come to me. If they are relevant, it's because they're happening in the world around me, and it's affecting me. Poetry is my way of dealing with it. "
" Sometimes poetry, it is incomprehensible. But we need incomprehensible stuff! It is very healthy to talk about incomprehensible things! It is very healthy! We need it! "