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Louise Erdrich

makes me smile and smile as does this article by her, on language, life and writing

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The danger of a single story

Thanks to Kathie Jacobson for referring me to this TED talk by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the power of story, and how our stories influence so much that is critical in the world.

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Art…what’s love got to do with it?

Ruth Bernhard, born in 1905 and died 2006, was a towering photographic talent in a small and lively package. In the early 1980’s she gave a presentation about photography and I still hear her words, “To do it justice, you … Continue reading

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Rhythm before words?

I woke up this morning with the whacky idea of starting a piece of writing, not with the content, but with the rhythm. As I think about it (applying mind not dream), it’s not so whacky really: some of my … Continue reading

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Marie Howe

This is amazing. It’s worth hearing more than once. Marie Howe is a powerful, engaging, thoughtful, funny poet, a teacher at Sarah Lawrence, and New York’s 2012- poet laureate. Threads that I think are particularly great, start at these markers … Continue reading

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