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Turned on any natural thing, the eye trained to scientific objectivity and glowing with the impersonal spirit of conquest becomes a deathray. What it kills is the creative relationship between man and thing. In the science fiction stories that scientists sometimes write on the side, they often reveal the fantasies of cosmic hostility which lurk unobserved in their learned treatises.

Galway Kinnell, “Poetry, Personality, and Death”

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August 9, 2018 at 7:30 am

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Galway Kinnell

The only sense we still respect is eyesight, probably because it is so closely attached to the brain. Go into any American house at random, you will find something—a plastic flower, false tiles, some imitation something—something which can be appreciated as material only if apprehended by eyesight alone. Don’t we go sightseeing in cars, thinking we can experience a landscape by looking at it through glass?

Galway Kinnell, “Poetry, Personality, and Death”

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July 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Galway Kinnell

If we divide humankind into the good and the bad and put ourselves among the good and others among the bad, we can never write truthful poetry. It’s all false if it’s based on a false premise.

Galway Kinnell

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September 22, 2015 at 6:56 am

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