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Thom Gunn – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Thom Gunn

 

We control the content of our dreams.

– Thom Gunn


Deep feeling doesn’t make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.

– Thom Gunn


My old teacher’s definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.

– Thom Gunn


There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.

– Thom Gunn


It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the ’50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!

– Thom Gunn