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Diane Ackerman
(1948-____) born on
Oct 7
US poet, writer, social worker. She is noted for stretching the limits of what poets write about; wrote "The Other Night," 1974.
         
   
F
There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.

R
We live on the leash of our senses.
A
A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
N
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
K
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
R: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
A: "The Writer on Her Work," vol, 1, ed. Janet Sternburg, 1991.
N: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
K: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
   


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