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Quotation by Laura Jackson
When ... I comprehended that poetry had no provision in it for ultimate practical attainment of the rightness of work that is truth, but led on ever only to a temporizing less- than-truth ... I stopped.
Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901–1991), U.S. author. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).
On why she stopped writing poetry in 1939.
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