” It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation… discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience. “


” In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out. “


” The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end. “


” In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible. “


” Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form. “



All 5 Robert Morgan Quotes about Language in picture


It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation... discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience.
In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.
In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.

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