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Marianne Moore
(1887-1972) born on
Nov 15
US poet, editor. She was noted for witty intelligent poems in "Observations," 1924; won Pulitzer for "Collected Poems," 1951.
         
   
F
I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.

R
Poetry: Not til poets among us can be 'literalists of imagination' -- above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, 'imaginary gardens with real toads in them,' shall we have it.
A
It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
N
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
K
Impatience is the mark of independence,
not of bondage.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "New York Mirror," 31 May 1959.
R: In "Say It Again," by Dorothy Uris, 1979.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Writers at Work," 1963.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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