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Mary Oliver’s Advice on Writing
Mary Oliver’s Advice on Writing

“Look for verbs of muscle, adjectives of exactitude.”

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Confidence Through Criticism: A Lesson in Self-Esteem from Walt Whitman
Confidence Through Criticism: A Lesson in Self-Esteem from Walt Whitman

“The quality of BEING, in the object’s self, according to its own central idea and purpose, and of growing therefrom and thereto — not criticism by other standards, and adjustments thereto — is the lesson of Nature.”

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The Best of Brain Pickings 2018
The Best of Brain Pickings 2018

The splendors of the unknown, the uncertain, and the unclassifiable, truth and beauty at the intersection of poetry and science, the timeless tangles of the heart.

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Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin
Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

“In the vast abyss before time, self is not, and soul commingles with mist, and rock, and light.”

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Perspective
Perspective

A journey from the farthest cosmic horizons of reality to the depths of our poetic truth.

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The Fish in the Stone: Zoë Keating Reads Rita Dove’s Ode to Deep Time
The Fish in the Stone: Zoë Keating Reads Rita Dove’s Ode to Deep Time

“In the ocean the silence / moves and moves / and so much is unnecessary…”

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