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American poetry is a mess. Long live American poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) She was the Judy Garland of American poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) Probably the high-watermark of [Bob] Dylan’s career came after he plugged in his guitar (Judas! one fan shouted during a concert) and exploded American poetry, combining Beat aesthetics, psychedelic imagery, collage techniques.  (American Poetry Quotes) America was based on a poetic vision. What will happen when it loses its poetry?  (American Poetry Quotes) From the catbird seat, I’ve found poetry to be the necessary utterance it has always been in America.  (American Poetry Quotes) I think there’s no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.  (American Poetry Quotes) I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet’s personality.  (American Poetry Quotes) For an American, there’s no automatic place where people love the art of poetry. There’s not a social class that considers poetry its property the way in some countries there’s a snob value to the art.  (American Poetry Quotes) Some honor Cummings as the granddaddy of all American innovators in poetry and ascribe to him a diverse progeny that includes virtually any poet who considers the page a field and allows silence to be part of poetry’s expressiveness.  (American Poetry Quotes) For most Americans, poetry plays no role in their everyday lives. But also for most Americans, contemporary painting or jazz or sculpture play no role either. I’m not saying poetry is singled out as a special thing to ignore.  (American Poetry Quotes) I have always loved American poetry, which is very different from Irish poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) American poetry is always about defining oneself individually,claiming one’s right to be different and often to break taboos.  (American Poetry Quotes) I still believe in this country, that it can fulfill the destiny Blake and Whitman envisioned. I still believe in American poetry.  (American Poetry Quotes) Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.  (American Poetry Quotes) I don’t think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.  (American Poetry Quotes) I don’t think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.  (American Poetry Quotes) The Astonishment Tapes will now take its place within the growing field of international research about postwar American poetry’s important contribution to world literature. Miriam Nichols has once again done exceptional scholarship  (American Poetry Quotes) If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you’ll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) I don’t think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry  (American Poetry Quotes) I was very interested in American poetry for many years. Much less now  (American Poetry Quotes) I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony  (American Poetry Quotes) Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts  (American Poetry Quotes) The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy  (American Poetry Quotes) Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners  (American Poetry Quotes) I think there’s no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world  (American Poetry Quotes) I don’t think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that  (American Poetry Quotes) High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this  (American Poetry Quotes)
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