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Howard Nemerov
Howard Nemerov

Well known for his short stories, novels, drama and satiric poetry, Howard Nemerov was the third poet laureate of the United States. Born in 1920, Nemerov was raised in New York City. After returning from the war where he flew missions for the U.S. Army Air Force, he became a college professor, teaching at Bennington College, Brandeis and finally Washington University in St. Louis. His wo…

Date of Birth: February 29, 1920
Date of Death: July 05, 1991


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Howard Nemerov

"Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated." Howard Nemerov
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"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application / why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again." Howard Nemerov
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"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed." Howard Nemerov
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American Poet    Travel   

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"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." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?" Howard Nemerov
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American Poet    Mind   

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"I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants." Howard Nemerov
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American Poet    Poetry   

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"The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me." Howard Nemerov
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American Poet    Secrets   

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"Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won't know for years if it was an accident or the first burst of something wonderful." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It's one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn't live without." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"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." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"A chronicle is very different from history proper." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"A lot happens by accident in poetry." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"A teacher is a person who never says anything once." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I am not at all clear what free verse is anymore. That's one of the things you learn not to know." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I have a plot, but not much happens." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I like all my children, even the squat and ugly ones." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early." Howard Nemerov
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Howard Nemerov

"I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem." Howard Nemerov
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