"My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there, I know, there will be people who will listen."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jack Bowman on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jack Bowman on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Jack Bowman on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jack Bowman on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jack Bowman on Robert Frost
"But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore."
"I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion."
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