Marianne Moore was born 15 November 1887, and died 5 February 1972
- We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
- When they become so derivative as to become unintelligible, the same thing may be said for all of us, that we do not admire what we cannot understand.
- Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
- If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
- Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
- I am hard to disgust, but a pretentious poet can do it.
Moore was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit. In 1951, her Collected Poems won poetry’s triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize.
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