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Fiction will always be my greatest love with poetry close behind.

Probably induced by the asthma I started reading and writing early on my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.

The cliche is dead poetry.

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious.

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.

If you were going to choose a way of making your way in this world and a place to start from you might not choose poetry and you might not choose Huddersfield.

People who read poetry for example like the feel the heft and the smell of a book.

I'd never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I've always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.

We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other.

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots its business was to express the heroic saga the myths.

I have epiphanies all the time because I'm always thinking. I'm a thinker. I'm always writing poetry I'm always coming to conclusions.

I love to write poetry.

I do actually dabble in a bit of poetry! And I'm yet to pen a script but it is something that I've been telling myself I want to do.

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

Music is more emotional than prose more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.

Poetry is a totally different art than film.

Lapped in poetry wrapped in the picturesque armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.

I've got a book of poetry by the bed one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.

The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism's anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising by computer games and Internet visuals by film and MTV by the fashion shoot.

It all has to do with art - writing painting things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs but they're always poems first.