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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“And I watch my friends, most of whom are in academic life because most poets have to be in academic life, there aren't so many other ways to survive.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would like to be proud of having written some poems that will be remembered, but I will never know whether I will have any reason to be proud of that.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“People who deliver their work in poetry slams have a lot of vitality, and they are more dramatic than the institutional/academic poets.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn't the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If I were brave enough to say so, I'd like to think that I had written some poems that people are not going to forget.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Obviously, there is a connection between the outer face of the poet and the persona that emerges in his or her work.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“And one of the odd things about it is that poetry is now fleeing from the academies to another institution, which is the performance poetry.”

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