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B. 1916 D. 1995
The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.
B. 1893 D. 1918
My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen
Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker
Robert Pinsky has what I think Shakespeare must have had: dexterity combined with worldliness, the magician's dazzling quickness fused with subtle intelligence... - Louise Gluck
B. 1902 D. 1971
All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will always be another poet. - Stevie Smith
B. 1926 D. 1997
I'm a stenographer of my mind. I write down what passes through it, not what goes on around me. I'm a poet. - Allen Ginsberg