More From Allen Tate
- "How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry."
- "Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values."
- "According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for."
More In Poetry
- "I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I’m always painting and drawing as well, and it’s an ongoing creative assignment."― P. J. Harvey
- "Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don’t care; that’s what poetry is supposed to do."― Diane Wakoski
- "I despair of ever writing excellent poetry."― Isaac Rosenberg