Howard Nemerov Quotes

Howard Nemerov Quotes: Robert Frost had always said you mustn't think of the last line first, or it's only a fake poem, not a real one. I'm inclined to agree.
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Howard Nemerov Quote: The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present -henceforth?- the subject to which you are condemned.
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Quotes about Howard Nemerov: The spirit world doesn't admit to communicating with me, so it's fairly even.
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Quote about Howard Nemerov: Both poet and painter want to reach the silence behind the language, the silence within the language. Both painter and poet want their work to shine not only in daylight but (by whatever illusionist magic) from within.
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Howard Nemerov Sayings: For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
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Howard Nemerov Saying: I've thought of the last line of some poems for years and tried them out, It wouldn't work because the last line was much too beautiful for the poem.
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Sayings about Howard Nemerov: The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.
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