I am stuck in this endless cycle of trying to get permission to quote.
The poems I want permission to quote, as well as the Keynes speech, are all over the internet. Someone is quoting them without permission, on countless websites, and yet, if I want to reproduce them on paper rather than on the net, I need permission. Something illogical here that needs to be cleaned up and streamlined.
Here is the Keynes speech on Newton.
Here is the Amichai poem.
Here is the Larkin.
So, if I had an ebook, I would simply link to these URLs.
But in print, I need to run around the world searching for someone to authorize what is already available everywhere for free.