Quotes by X.J. Kennedy

"Here lies resting, out of breath,
Out of turns, Elizabeth
Whose quicksilver toes not quite
Cleared the whirring edge of night."
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"Trying their wings once more in hopeless flight: Blind moths against the wires of window screens.
Anything. Anything for a fix of light.
X. J. Kennedy, "Street Moths," The Lords of Misrule"
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"To leap over the wall of self, to look through another’s eyes--this is valuable experience, which literature offers."
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"I like poems where you don't really know whether to laugh or cry when you read them."
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"I’d be glad to go out on a limb with those
Who want nothing beyond what the wind bestows,
Were I not bound to roots, dug in deep to bear
Never being done grasping for light and air"
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Books by X.J. Kennedy

  • Writing Poems
  • 243 ratings
  • by Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
  • The Owlstone Crown
  • 117 ratings
  • March 1st 2005 by Front Street, Incorporated

    (first published 1983)

X.J. Kennedy
  • X.J. Kennedy

  • Date of birth: August 21, 1929

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