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Reading Emily Dickinson’s “Safe in their Alabaster Chambers”

I think of Emily Dickinson going about her daily business: cooking and baking, gardening, cleaning, sometimes entertaining guests and throughout all of it capturing words or phrases, maybe writing them down but most often capturing them in her mind and … Continue reading

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My 10 favorite American poets

Anthony Braxton, one of my favorite living jazz musicians, said in a recent interview that You have to be honest about who you are, and the men and women who’ve influenced you. Part of learning from someone is to acknowledge … Continue reading

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