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"All that matters about poetry is the enjoyment of it, however tragic it may be. All that matters is the eternal movement behind it,
the vast undercurrent of human grief, folly, pretension, exaltation, or ignorance, however unlofty the intention of the poem.
The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps in the works of the poem so that something that is not in the poem can
creep, crawl, flash or thunder in." - Dylan Thomas, Notes on the Art of Poetry
"The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out." - Voltaire
"There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army." -John Ashbery
"...The self has been replaced by the simultaneity of all of life, everything happening in a given moment becomes
the source of the poem, rather than the writer thinking about what he or she is going to write." - John Ashbery, 2011
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