I think you need to check copyright on the texts you use, but those are out of copyright. I am no longer certain about the editors of anthologies.
Ironically--as I noted before--I really doubt Eliot worried about copyright for Dante, Shakespeare, Chapman, Sappho, and every other writer in the Western world before he put their lines in his work.
>>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 04/02/08 11:51 AM >>>
Nancy, many thanks for this information. I didn't think of the author's death.
I am quoting published works from the 17th and 18th Centuries in my poems now; but I'm even wondering about whether publishers will be chary of publishing these poems! Diana
> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:14:23 -0400
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> Subject: Re: 100 years of Eliot poetry
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> Dear Diana,
> Copyright has to do with time since the author's death, not just date of publication. I would not quote this either without permission. Otherwise one could quote TWL, and one can't.
> >>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 04/01/08 10:29 AM >>>
> Rick, even this 1907 poem can't be published without permission though, correct? Diana> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 06:37:07 -0500> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: 100 years of Eliot poetry> To: [log in to unmask]> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit> > 100 years of Eliot poetry.> > Yesterday I thought of something and then checked the Gallup> bibliography. We have actually missed the real anniversary date by> almost a year but we haven't reached the 101st anniversary yet. The> adult Eliot's first published poem was printed in the Harvard Advocate> in 1907.> > "Song" > First line: When we came home across the hill > Advocate issue: Volume 83, no. 6, p. 93 > Date: May 24, 1907> > You can read the poem at:> > http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/works/poems/eliot-harvard-poems.html> > Regards,> Rick Parker
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