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Howard Nemerov

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Comprehensive information about Howard Nemerov including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. . American poet; US Poet Laureate 1963–64 & 1988–90; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1978 This educational Howard Nemerov resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Robert Frost had always said you mustn't think of the last line first, or it's only a fake poem, not a real one. I'm inclined to agree. Quote Right
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Quote Left The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape from death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present -- henceforth? -- the subject to which you are condemned. The first thought is this: fear. I cannot write because I am afraid. Of what? Quote Right
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Quote Left Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose? Quote Right
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Quote Left I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem. Quote Right
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Quote Left Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time. Quote Right
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