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I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation. Robert Morgan#Poetry 68
Robert Morgan#Poetry 68
A lot of my students are Asian-American, and it has been thrilling to watch them break through the stereotypes into something alive and surprising. Robert Morgan#Alive 68
Robert Morgan#Alive 68
The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times. Robert Morgan#Age 67
Robert Morgan#Age 67
Young writers find their first audience in little magazines, and experimental writers find their only audience there. Robert Morgan#Audience 65
Robert Morgan#Audience 65
One of the most powerful devices is to distort time, to go from human time to atomic time, geologic time. Sometimes you can actually accomplish that, with one unexpected word choice. Robert Morgan#Accomplish 65
Robert Morgan#Accomplish 65
Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle. Robert Morgan#Appalachian 65
Robert Morgan#Appalachian 65
In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking. Robert Morgan#Early 65
Robert Morgan#Early 65
With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed. Robert Morgan#Details 62
Robert Morgan#Details 62
Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity. Robert Morgan#Distance 59
Robert Morgan#Distance 59
I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess. Robert Morgan#Driven 56
Robert Morgan#Driven 56
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