an old poet new

Marianne Moore. November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972
In celebration of National Poetry Month.

“Moore was a passionate reviser. Her poems appeared in little magazines in sometimes drastically different versions, and she continued to revise them for decades to come.”


“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.”

“There never was a war that was not inward.”

“… imaginary gardens with real toads in them …
… if you demand on one hand,
the raw material of poetry in
all its rawness and
that which is on the other hand
genuine, then you are interested in poetry.”