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The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
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Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.

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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.

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A lot of my students are Asian-American, and it has been thrilling to watch them break through the stereotypes into something alive and surprising.

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Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.

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If people associate me with a region, that's fine with me.

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One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my life was going from the isolation of working part-time as a house painter in Henderson County, to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person.

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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.

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Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.

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Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts.

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