Howard Nemerov quotes about poetry

"A lot happens by accident in poetry."

Howard Nemerov   poetry

"I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks."

Howard Nemerov   poetry

"I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks."

Howard Nemerov   poetry

"I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks."

Howard Nemerov   poetry

"I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants."

Howard Nemerov   poetry
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