Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country. It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
from his 1977 acceptance speech for a National Book Award Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 13, 2005
I felt the ruthfulness and senselessness of war so acutlely that I wrote the first three stanzas of which, are in effect a prayer.Richard Eberhart