John Berryman — American Poet born on October 25, 1914, died on January 07, 1972

John Allyn Berryman was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure in the Confessional school of poetry. His best-known work is The Dream Songs... (wikipedia)

Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business.
I didn't want to be like Yeats; I wanted to be Yeats.