Matthea Harvey Quotes

Matthea Harvey Quotes: A lot of people are writing poems and don't realize it. They have this limited idea of how the poem should sound or what subjects it should address.
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Matthea Harvey Quote: Writing a poem is always a process of subtracting: you start with all of language available to you, and you choose a smaller field.
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Quotes about Matthea Harvey: S. E. Smith's I Live in a Hut has a deceptively simple title, considering that the brain in that hut contains galaxies-worth of invention: At night when your soldiers are praying ceaselessly for less rain and more underwear my soldiers make underwear out of rain. These poems seesaw between despair and delight but delight is winning the battle. Smith is a somersaulting tightrope walker of a poet and her poems will make you look at anything and everything with new eyes: For days I tried to rub the new freckle // off my hand until I realized what it was / and began to grant it its sovereignty.
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