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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“American poets have been criticized for anything you can think of. For being too English, recently for not being English enough.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I'm seventy-one now, so it's hard to imagine a dramatic change.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Well, don't kid yourself, I got plenty of crummy poems that I think I might use.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If that voice that you created that is most alive in the poem isn't carried throughout the whole poem, then I destroy where it's not there, and I reconstruct it so that that voice is the dominant voice in the poem.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I'm afraid we live at the mercy of a power, maybe a God, without mercy. And yet we find it, as I have, from others.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think in the best poems I make a lot of discoveries about voice, about subject, about what my real feelings are.”

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