"Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Edmund Clarence Stedman on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Edmund Clarence Stedman 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."Edmund Clarence Stedman on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Edmund Clarence Stedman on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Edmund Clarence Stedman on Robert Frost