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Letter "J" » John Ashbery Quotes
«There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.»
«I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.»
Author: John Ashbery
, closing time
, head off
, In My Head
, look on
, snip off
, work off
«So that the old joy, modest as cake, as wine and friendship Will stay with us at the last, backed by the night Whose ruse gave it our final meaning»
«I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.»
«I don't want to read what is going to slide down easily; there has to be some crunch, a certain amount of resilience.»
«I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.»
«A perfect example of the new republic's urge to drape itself with the togas of classical respectability.»
«The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.»
«[(I-Newswire) - In the free event, Bell will read from] No Planets Strike, ... Edgy in both senses of the word, Josh Bell populates his daft American heartland with the runaway muse Ramona and her clones. The resulting landscapes are as dangerous, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous as those in a Road Runner cartoon.»