Robert Morgan Quotes

Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.

Robert Morgan

Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.

Robert Morgan

With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed.

Robert Morgan

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.

Robert Morgan

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.

Robert Morgan

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