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Stanley Kunitz

B. 1905 D. 2006

2 poems available

You must be careful not to deprive the poem of its wild origin. Stanley Kunitz.

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3 poems available

We've all led raucous lives,/ some of them inside, some of them out./ But only the poem you leave behind is what's important. Charles Wright (from 'Littlefoot')

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Howard Nemerov

B. 1920 D. 1991

7 poems available

Language is remarkable in that, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to talk about. Howard Nemerov

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Jane Duran

B. 1944

8 poems available

Her poems are voyages of discovery. Literally. Over and over she writes about the journeys, physical and metaphysical, that are transformative experiences - Sarah Maguire, Poetry Review

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John Montague

B. 1929 D. 2016

5 poems available

some pure thing, / Some living source, half-imagined and half-real, / Pulses in the fictive water that I feel. - John Montague, 'The Water Carrier'

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Mark Strand

B. 1934 D. 2014

3 poems available

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand

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4 poems available

I suppose as I'm explaining myself to others, I'm quintessentially explaining myself to myself. Gerald Stern

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Hayden Carruth

B. 1921 D. 2008

3 poems available

My poems, I think, exist in a state of tension between the love of natural beauty and the fear of natural meaninglessness or absurdity. Hayden Carruth

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4 poems available

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

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I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

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4 poems available

I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet. - Ruth Fainlight

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6 poems available

Hirshfield's poems renew, reaffirm the power of language to move deeply, to articulate experience precisely. - The Antioch Review

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