Dana Gioia Quote

Poets serious about making careers in institutions understand that the criteria for success are primarily quantitative. They must publish as much as possible as quickly as possible. The slow maturation of genuine creativity looks like laziness to a committee. Wallace Stevens was forty-three when his first book appeared. Robert Frost was thirty-nine. Today these sluggards would be unemployable.


Essays - Can Poetry Matter? (1991)

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Poets serious about making careers in institutions understand that the criteria for success are primarily quantitative. They must publish as much as...

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Poets serious about making careers in institutions understand that the criteria for success are primarily quantitative. They must publish as much as...

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Poets serious about making careers in institutions understand that the criteria for success are primarily quantitative. They must publish as much as...