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Paul Engle
(1908-1991) born on
Oct 12
US poet, author. His award-winning writings include "Embrace: Selected Love Poems," 1969 and "Who's Afraid?," 1962.
         
   
F
But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found.

R
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
A
All poetry is an ordered voice, one which tries to tell you about a vision in the unvisionary language of farm, city and love.
N
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
K
Writing is like this -- you dredge for the poem's meaning the way police dredge for a body. They think it is down there under the black water, they work the grappling hooks back and forth.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Life," 28 May 1956.
R: "Poems in Praise," 1959.
A: In "Life," 28 May 1956.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "Life," 28 May 1956.
   


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