The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice.
Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there.
No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud. He’s just too much himself and not you.
Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.
World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
There’ll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.