Literary Birthday - 16 January - Anthony Hecht

Anthony Hecht was born 16 January 1923, and died 20 October 2004

Three Quotes

  1. There’s not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.
  2. Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.
  3. It doesn’t seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden.

Hecht was an American poet whose work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history.

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