I’m hoping a literate (or even an illiterate) person somewhere can tell me who said something like this:
We need more talk about poems and less talk about poets and poetry.
I may not have the quote exactly right, but that’s the sense of it. I’ve searched extensively, but unsuccessfully. I remember that Henri Coulette mentioned the idea in class one night. In my fuzzy memory, I thought W. D. Snodgrass (or “S. S. Gardons”) might have said it, but I am not sure.