Village Voice: Richard Blanco Shares “Notable Quotables.”


Richard Blanco shares selected quotes, emblematic of what poetry means, in this latest edition of “Village Voice.” Tune in to hear the conversation sparked by each.

“Good poetry answers questions great poetry asks them.”
Richard Blanco

“If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.”
Jim Morrison of The Doors

“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”
Oscar Wilde

“The best words in the best order.”
Samuel Coleridge

“When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgment.”
John F Kennedy

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.”
Emily Dickenson

This episode of “Village Voice” first aired on September 13th, 2021.