"I love poems that shock me, that make me wonder whether the author really just did what she did and whether she can get away with it"
“Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge—it is as immortal as the heart of man.” Happy 244th birthday, William Wordsworth!
"For every lie we're told by advertisers and politicians, we need one poem to balance it." -Jorie Graham
"Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it." -Bertolt Brecht, born this day in 1898