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Anne Stevenson – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Anne Stevenson

 

Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don’t ignore feelings and emotions.

– Anne Stevenson


I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.

– Anne Stevenson


A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings – about human feelings and frailties.

– Anne Stevenson


Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.

– Anne Stevenson


I don’t like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.

– Anne Stevenson


I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life – though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless.

– Anne Stevenson


I’m not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word’s meaning, or multiple meanings.

– Anne Stevenson


Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.

– Anne Stevenson


I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.

– Anne Stevenson