Thom Gunn Quotes

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Born: August 29, 1929,
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Died: , April 25, 2004
Occupation: Author

Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.
- Thom Gunn

It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!
- Thom Gunn

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
- Thom Gunn

We control the content of our dreams.
- Thom Gunn

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