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The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn
Form is a straitjacket in the way that a straitjacket was a straitjacket for Houdini. Paul Muldoon.
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
B. 1900 D. 1985
Compose aloud; poetry is sound. - Advice to young poets, Basil Bunting
B. 1888 D. 1965
...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot
What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen