1.“The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.”
2.“Poetry fettered fetters the human race.”
3."Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by
singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording
of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a
4.“A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.”
5."All poetry is misrepresentation."