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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
B. 1874 D. 1963
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. Carol Ann Duffy
B. 1932 D. 1963
The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)