Marianne Moore

“Conditions continually change. What is good

enough today may become obsolete tomorrow. One

of the attributes of the progressive educator is

a willingness to investigate.”


Without intending to be rude,

You smother him with platitude;

Curb your insistence—


When astigmatic Ichabod,

Attached to his outmoded rod,

Resists resistance.

Found In Volume 32, No. 05
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Marianne Moore
About the Author

Amongst Marianne Moore’s (1887-1972) many honors were the Poetry Society of America’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement and the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.  She was also awarded the Bollingen Prize, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for her Collected Poems (Macmillan, 1951).