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B. 1757 D. 1827
The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake
Sitting around an old table/they drew lines across the map/dividing the place/I would call my country. Choman Hardi 'Lausanne, 1923'
The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times
The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche
B. 1914 D. 1997
It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me. - Laurie Lee
My father could only sign/His name, but he'd look at blueprints/& say how many bricks/ Formed each wall - My Father's Letters, Yusef Komunyakaa
B. 1885 D. 1972
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound
I believe even 5-year-olds can get something from a Shakespearean sonnet...as long as you DON'T tell them, 'This is really hard.' - Rita Dove
B. 1865 D. 1936
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. - Rudyard Kipling