Marianne Moore

Literary Birthday – 15 November – Marianne Moore


Marianne Moore was born 15 November 1887, and died 5 February 1972

Seven Quotes

  1. We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
  2. When they become so derivative as to become unintelligible, the same thing may be said for all of us, that we do not admire what we cannot understand.
  3. Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
  4. If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
  5. Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
  6. A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
  7. I am hard to disgust, but a pretentious poet can do it.

Marianne Moore was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit. In 1951, her The Poems of Marianne Moorewon poetry’s triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize.

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by Amanda Patterson

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