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I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there's a lot of poetry in it

I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there's a lot of poetry in it. There's a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you'd better listen to it pretty carefully, 'cause it's important.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I think there is a poem out there for everyone, to be an entrance into the

I think there is a poem out there for everyone, to be an entrance into the poetry and a relationship with it.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not

Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I don't want to, in any way, characterize a race or a people or get accused

I don't want to, in any way, characterize a race or a people or get accused of racial profiling, but the Irish, as lyrical and romantic as they can be in their poetry, they can be every bit as repressed in their personal relations.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Romantic poetry had its heyday when people like Lord Byron were kicking it

Romantic poetry had its heyday when people like Lord Byron were kicking it large. But you try and make a living as a poet today, and you'll find it's very different!
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I love romantic poetry.

I love romantic poetry.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The olive branch has been consecrated to peace, palm branches to victory, t

The olive branch has been consecrated to peace, palm branches to victory, the laurel to conquest and poetry, the myrtle to love and pleasure, the cypress to mourning, and the willow to despondency.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write

One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people's heads as they listen in the car. You don't have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it's just in your head, and you can sing along. With a po
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainl
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Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and ma

Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
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