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Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
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Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers.
 

That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
 

The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
 

There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
 

You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can't keep your mind off.
 


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