“Nothing is too small. Nothing is too, quote-unquote, ordinary or insignificant. Those are the things that make up the measure of our days, and they’re the things that sustain us. And they’re the things that certainly can become worthy of poetry.”

– Rita Dove

“Art is not living. It is the use of living.”

– Audre Lorde

“Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.”

– Lucille Clifton