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Mark Strand’s Poetry Handbook

posted Nov 14, 2012, 6:21 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Jun 23, 2016, 11:34 AM ]
New to my Poems by Others page is “The New Poetry Handbook” by Mark Strand, complete with these inimitable lines:
 
        If a man brags about his poems,
        he shall be loved by fools.
 
And these:
 
        If a man craves attention because of his poems,
        he shall be like a jackass in moonlight.