Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.
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“Composed in the Tower before his execution
These moving verses, and being brought at that time
Painfully to the stake, submitted, declaring thus:
I implore my God to witness that I have made no crime.”
—Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)
“White men have always controlled their wives wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.”
—Susan B. Anthony (18201906)
“Man with lantern: Who are you?
Captain: The Flying Cloud. 220 days out of New York and 50 days trying to find your blasted harbor.
Man with lantern: Nobody asked you to come.
Captain: Got anything in this hog-end of the world except fog?
Man with lantern: Sure, weve got gold, fountains of gold.”
—Ben Hecht (18931964)