Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000) was an American poet. He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.
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“Give me the free and poor inheritance
Of our own kind, not furniture
Of education, or the prophets pose,
The general cause of words, the heros stance,
The ambitions incommensurable with flesh,”
—Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)
“Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.”
—Hannah Arendt (19061975)
“The addition of a helpless, needy infant to a couples life limits freedom of movement, changes role expectancies, places physical demands on parents, and restricts spontaneity.”
—Jerrold Lee Shapiro (20th century)