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Adrienne Rich on What a Rare Blue Bird Taught Her About the Confluence of Art, Science, and Politics in Human Life
Adrienne Rich on What a Rare Blue Bird Taught Her About the Confluence of Art, Science, and Politics in Human Life

In praise of the moments when “a piece of the universe is revealed as if for the first time.”

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Arts of the Possible: Adrienne Rich on Writing, Capitalism, Freedom, and How Silence Fertilizes the Human Imagination
Arts of the Possible: Adrienne Rich on Writing, Capitalism, Freedom, and How Silence Fertilizes the Human Imagination

“The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence. Every real poem is the breaking of an existing silence.”

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Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility
Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life. The liar is someone who keeps losing sight of these possibilities.”

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16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more.

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What Power Really Means: Cheryl Strayed Reads Adrienne Rich’s Homage to Marie Curie
What Power Really Means: Cheryl Strayed Reads Adrienne Rich’s Homage to Marie Curie

A poetic and precise formulation of what it means to be a great artist, a great woman, and a great human being.

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Claiming an Education: Adrienne Rich’s Spectacular 1977 Commencement Address
Claiming an Education: Adrienne Rich’s Spectacular 1977 Commencement Address

“Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions.”

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