James Fenton Quotes

For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art.





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  • Born: April 25, 1949
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Poet, Journalist, Literary Critic

James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. He is a former Oxford Professor of Poetry.

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