More about Marvin Bell
Marvin Bell Quotes
4 Sourced Quotes
Much of our lives involves the word 'no'. In school we are mostly told, 'Don't do it this way. Do it that way.'. Art is the big yes. In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing.
Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules.
I speak to you in one tongue/ but every moment that ever mattered to me/ occurred in another language.
Our job is to become more and more of what we are. The growth of a poet seems to be related to his or her becoming less and less embarrassed about more and more.
Quote of the day
In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
August 3, 1937
December 14, 2020
Marvin Bell was an American poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of the state of Iowa.
The book of the dead man (1994)
Stars which see, stars which do not see (1977)
Mars Being Red (2007)
Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems (2011)
Marvin Bell on Wikipedia
Suggest an edit or a new quote
American Poet Quotes
20th-century Poet Quotes
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon