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The poet Weldon Kees reading Reed's "Unarmed Combat," at the Poets' Follies, San Francisco, 1955.

The poet Weldon Kees reading Reed's "Unarmed Combat," at the Poets' Follies, San Francisco,

Cesare Pavese quotes #openquotes

Cesare Pavese September 1908 – 27 August was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the century in his home country.

“Paul Valery speaks of the 'une ligne donnee' of a poem. One line is given to the poet by God or by nature, the rest he has to discover for himself.”  ― Stephen Spender, Faber and Faber publicity photo

“Paul Valery speaks of 'une ligne donnee' of a poem. One line is given to the poet by God or by nature, the rest he has to discover for himself.” ― Stephen Spender, Faber and Faber publicity photo

#Marina_Tsvetaeva, #Russian #poet.

We have reached the end of ending. And so I simply stroke, and stroke. And stroke your face. —Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Poem of the End” (translated by Elaine Feinstein)

Marianne Moore

Poetry Foundation: Website devoted to poetry & poets. You may browse poetry, find biographies of poets or read the online poetry magazine.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement.

I am thinking of the dead  Who are still with us. They are not like us, they are Young and beautiful. . . .  Frank Stanford, "Dreamt by a Man in a Field"

I am thinking of the dead Who are still with us. They are not like us, they are Young and beautiful. Frank Stanford, "Dreamt by a Man in a Field"

Elizabeth Bishop

"Every day, in the sun, / at breakfast time I sit on my balcony / with my feet up, and drink gallons of coffee." Elizabeth Bishop, A Miracle for Breakfast from The Complete Poems: Farrar Straus and Giroux)

Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky 1940 – 1996 was an American poet and essayist. Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity." He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in

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