[Poems] teach not how to live, but how to learn
about living. Great poems are all fables
about what the best literature does. . . .
~ John Hollander, Poet and Critic_________________________________
Quoted from J.D. McClatchy, "John Hollander, The Art of Poetry No. 35", The Paris Review, Fall 1985
Paul Devlin, "A Conversation with John Hollander", St. John's University Humanities Review, Vol. 1.2, April 2003