OK, which famous poet whose name is never uttered by cool po-folks of the 21st cent. said the following:
"You get more credit for thinking if you restate formulas or cite cases which fall easily under formulae. But all the fun is outside, saying things that suggest formulae but won't formulate - that almost but don't quite formulate."
"The poem must have as good a point as an anecdote or a joke. It is the more effective if it has something analogous to the practical joke - an action - a 'put up job'..."
"Performance in poetry and in life is recognition and admission of the fact that things are not to be too well understood."
"The tone of plain statement is one tone and not to be despised. All the same it has been my great object in poetry to avoid the use of it."
No cheating by using Google!
The truth is, one imagines, that the publishers—seeing their best and their least products received with a uniform equanimity—must be aware that the drama of the book world is being slowly, painlessly killed. Everything is somehow alike, whether it be a routine work of history by a respectable academic, a group of platitudes from the Pentagon, a volume of verse, a work of radical ideas, a work of conservative ideas. Simple “coverage” seems to have won out over the drama of opinion; “readability,” a cozy little word has taken the place of the old-fashioned requirement of good, clear prose style, which is something else. -- Elizabeth Hardwick, ca. 1959
The enemy is nobody, the anger involves nobody. One goes from humility to anger, from anger to humility: to write as well as one can, not in order to be better than the others, but in order to contribute to the elaboration of a text the aim of which is to represent neither me nor the others; to advance unarmed across the paper, to lose oneself in the act of writing, to be nobody and oneself at the same time. -- Octavio Paz