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Quarantine, Uncertainty, and Dealing with Anxiety

With COVID-19 continuing to spread (though thankfully slowing down in some areas), it’s a difficult time for everyone, to say the least. Most of us have moved indoors until some yet undetermined point in the future, moving our work, our … Continue reading

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I Am Really Here

After being in a soft quarantine for a while, I’ve had the strange experience of feeling a little distant and dissociated. Perhaps it’s spending too much time sitting in front of a computer (I work in tech) or spending less … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry on What Makes Us Human

I’ve always enjoyed Stephen Fry. More than many celebrities or personalities, he seems particularly capable of cutting through the noise and being vulnerable in a way that makes others want to meet him in that space. It’s difficult not to … Continue reading

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Stanley Kunitz — End of Summer

  Stanley Kunitz, “End of Summer” from The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz. Copyright © 1953 by Stanley Kunitz.  Reprinted by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Source: The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2002) … Continue reading

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Richard Wilbur — “The Beautiful Changes”

Earlier this week, we lost one of our most talented and longest-living poets, Richard Wilbur. I haven’t spent a ton of time with his work, but have returned to certain poems of his over the years. This is one of … Continue reading

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Tony Hoagland — “Please Don’t”

tell the flowers—they think the sun loves them. The grass is under the same simple-minded impression about the rain, the fog, the dew. And when the wind blows, it feels so good they lose control of themselves and swobtoggle wildly … Continue reading

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Charles Wright: Poetry as Reason for Living

If you’ve made your way through contemporary American poetry, you’ve likely run across Charles Wright. If you haven’t, you should consider yourself lucky because you have hours of incredible reading in front of you. Wright’s poetry has been an increasingly … Continue reading

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