Irish Poet Published

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    Irish poets, learn your trade,
    Sing whatever is well made,
    Scorn the sort now growing up
    All out of shape from toe to top.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Louise, something in me tightens when an American intellectual’s eyes shine, and they start to talk to me about the Russian people. Something in me says, Watch it, a new version of Irish Catholicism is being offered for your faith.
    Warren Beatty (b. 1937)

    But though Heaven made him poor, with reverence speaking,
    He never was a poet of God’s making;
    The midwife laid her hand on his thick skull,
    With this prophetic blessing—Be thou dull;
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Until the Women’s Movement, it was commonplace to be told by an editor that he’d like to publish more of my poems, but he’d already published one by a woman that month ... this attitude was the rule rather than the exception, until the mid-sixties. Highest compliment was to be told, “You write like a man.”
    Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)