7 quotes about poetry

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The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

Sylvia Plath
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It's not easy to define poetry.

Bob Dylan
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Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

John Masefield
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Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.

Robert Morgan
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Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.

Joseph Brodsky
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That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.

Robert Creeley
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But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.

Lascelles Abercrombie