Stephen Spender Quote
“Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.”
As quoted in The New York Times (26 March 1961)
Not Palaces (l. 8–9).
Picture Source: WikipediaStephen Spender
Born: February 28, 1909
Died: July 16, 1995 (aged 86)
Occupation: Poet, novelist, essayist
Bio: Stephen Harold Spender was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.
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