Robert Morgan

« Page 1 from 4, showing 1 - 25 from 84 »

Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If a poem is not memorable, there's probably something wrong. One of the problems of free verse is that much of the free verse poetry is not memorable.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions. You can go from talking about the way a minute passes to the way a century passes, or a lifetime.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank verse will not make it good poetry.More Robert Morgan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

« Page 1 from 4, showing 1 - 25 from 84 »

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Capital is an inversion of labor. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/10/2020 07:09:18] More


Eugene Ryabyi Parting is the autumn of feelings; Indian summer gives hope and warm memories of the past, and fallen leaves say that nothing can be returned. [09/20/2020 09:09:15] More


Eugene Ryabyi Mother is every second beat of our heart. [09/24/2020 11:09:39] More


Eugene Ryabyi The fatter the spots on a person's reputation the more rats cherish desire to savor it. [09/18/2020 05:09:12] More


Dina Rubina By old age, you understand that you need to change yourself, not your wives ... [09/03/2020 01:09:21] More