Allen Ginsberg On Poetry

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Fanny Howe On The Present

Fanny Howe (October 15, 1940 -) Wherever I step I am stepping into a place that was just finished at the moment I arrived... If I freeze here, one foot poised to go forward, to land on the path, I will at least be living in the present and the past will know it.

Hans Cloos On The Past

Hans Cloos (November 8, 1885 – September 26, 1951) We translate the earth’s language into our own, and enrich the already bright and colorful surface of the present with the knowledge of the inexhaustible abundance of the past.

Lucinda Williams On Understanding

Lucinda Williams (January 26, 1953 -) Above all, the listener should be able to understand the poem or the song, not be forced to unravel a complicated, self-indulgent puzzle. Offer your art up to the whole world, not just an elite few.