Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan – I did not have a…


“I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.”
-Robert Morgan

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Robert Morgan – I think that it’s more…


“I think that it’s more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.”
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Robert Morgan – Among the American contemporaries I…


“Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.”
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Robert Morgan – I learned to impersonate the…


“I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry. It comes from teaching, I think.”
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Robert Morgan – I don’t think poetry is…


“I don’t think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can’t teach them is the very essence of poetry.”
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Robert Morgan – The decision to write in…


“The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.”
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Robert Morgan – You have to really dive…


“You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It’s one of the great things poetry does.”
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Robert Morgan – What actually makes poetry poetry…


“What actually makes poetry poetry is of course impossible to define. We recognize it when we hear it, when we see it, but we can’t define it.”
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Robert Morgan – The young people have MTV…


“The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.”
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Robert Morgan – Philip Larkin has a tough…


“Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet.”
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