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Robert Penn Warren - Quotes

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The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.

I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without. ---->>>

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. ---->>>

I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. ---->>>

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it. ---->>>

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-24, 1905
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Die: 09-15, 1989
Occupation: Novelist
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Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935 (wikipedia)