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'We control the content of our dreams.'


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'Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.'


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'My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.'


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'There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.'


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'It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!'


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'My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.'

 

 

 

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