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John Anthony Ciardi (CHAR-dee) (June 24, 1916 - March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. While primarily known as a poet, he also translated Dante's Divine Comedy, wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and long-time poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry, How Does a Poem Mean, which has proven to be among the most-used books of its kind. At the peak of his popularity in the early 1960s, Ciardi also had a network television program on CBS, Accent. Ciardi's impact on poetry is perhaps best measured through the younger poets whom he influenced as a teacher and as editor of The Saturday Review.. Italian-American poet translator and etymologist


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Quote Left The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. Quote Right
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Quote Left A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. Quote Right
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Quote Left You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. Quote Right
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